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Allium karataviense/Turkestan Onion

Allium karataviense / Allium karataviense
Close view of large, globe-shaped flower and broad, silvery-gray foliage
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Close view of large, globe-shaped flower and broad, silvery-gray foliage

Plants produce flowers on short stems

Cluster of foliage and flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Allium karataviense
Common Name: Turkestan Onion
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a dwarf-growing,spunky ornamental onion plant that produces large, showy, globe-shaped, sweetly-scented flowers in spring and summer. The foliage is broad and silvery-gray in color. Plant in full sunlight in well-drained soil in the fall. Can withstand moderate freezes.