Allium Karataviense – (Kara Tau Garlic)
This is a good looking plant both for its leaves and for its flowers, and is popular for the rock garden, in containers and the front of the garden. Its flowers dry well.
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This allium has lovely pale pink star shaped flowers which are clustered in a ball shape . They are displayed above very attractive flat leaves which are a deep green with purplish edges. It is one of the very few alliums which have such attractive leaves. It is a squat short perennial, which looks good at all times of the growing season.
Allium Karataviense comes from Central Asia in the Karatau mountains in Khazakhstan, and enjoys hot dry sites and full sun during the summer months. It is easily grown in rich sandy to gritty soil which is well drained.
Note: 14 seeds in packet
Seed Raising Advice
Sow seeds at any time, covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep.Keep the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outside. Artificial heat is not needed and will prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing of the moist seed tray in winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until they are of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
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