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Ornamental Onion, Turkestan Allium
Scientific Name: Allium karataviense Regel
Synonym:
Family: Alliaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun, blooms better in full sun

Origin: Turkestan in Central Asia

Growth Habits: Onion-like bulbs, 6 to 8 inches tall (15-20 cm); flat, wide, tongue shaped, blue-green leaves, 12 to 18 inches long (30-45 cm), 4 inches wide

Watering Needs: Ample water, good drainage, and fertile soil.

Propagation: Seeds or division in the fall


Some people become allergic to the contact with this plant's bulbs.

Cultural Practices:
Plant the bulbs in the fall, 3 inches deep (7.5 cm), in small groups, 10 inches apart (25 cm).

Blooming Habits:
Globose clusters, 4 inches in diameter (10 cm) of pink to beige florets, in early summer, on short stems. The flower color fades as it ages. The flower stems are fine for drying else, it is better to dead head the flower heads when they finish blooming.

Fruiting Habits:


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