Allium karataviense
Allium karataviense
Allium karataviense

Allium karataviense

Turkistan Onion

Alliaceae

Height

30-35 cm

Flower colour

white with pale pink tinge

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

blue-green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained

pH

súrt - hlutlaust - basískt

Hardiness

needs a warm, sunny place to flower

Plant range

Central-Asia

Allium is a genus in the family Alliaceae. The genus includes onions grown for food, but also a number of decorative garden plants. It is a very large genus with close to 1000 species, most of which are native to the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Propagation:


Bulbs planted in autumn.


Division in spring.


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

A low growing ornamental onion with wide, blue-green leaves and large, round clusters of star-shaped white flowers with a pale pink tinge. Needs a warm, sunny place to flower.

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