ALLIUM KARATAVIENSEPack of 1
Also known as the Turkestan Onion, this short growing variety has attractive foliage and large purplish pink flowers in late Spring.
Alliums are striking ornamentals that will flower for weeks in your garden. Sun loving plants that require little water. Great in thick clumps ideal for garden beds and borders. Easy to grow, tough and low maintenance. They prefer a full sun position in well drained soil. Mid-late spring flowering.
Supplied as dormant bulbs in a pack of 1.
Not for TAS due to quarantine restrictions
Orders containing this item will be dispatched from mid February.
- Require little water once established
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Suitable for areas with part shade
- Ideal in pots or containers
- Suitable to cut for vases
- Plant 30cm apart
- Grows to 15-20 cm high
Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-January to May, unless sold out.
Buy 2 or more and get them for $26.00 per item
*Price adjustments will be reflected in the cart.
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The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.
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Common Name: ALLIUM Also known as Ornamental Onion
Botanical Name: Allium Family Name: Alliaceae
Plant Type: Dormant Bulb
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Depth: 8-10cm
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Our Alliums vary in bulb size, type of foliage, and height of their brightly coloured flowers.
The flowers grow to a height of:
Bridal Mist 30 -50cm
Mount Everest 1.1-1.3m
Pinball Wizard 1.5m
Sorcerers Lily (Moly) 20-30cm
Able to withstand temperatures down to -15°C. Drought hardy. Prefer Mediterranean to temperate conditions.
Soil: Prefer well-drained soil with near nuetral pH.
Watering: Prefer well-drained soil. Water well after planting and while in bloom. Do not water after flowering, as wet soil will rot bulbs.
Fertilising: Work a small amount of complete granular fertiliser or well-decayed manure through soil prior to planting. As buds form, apply a complete fertiliser.
Pests: Fairly pest resistant as they produce sulphur, which repels insects and most pests.
Lifting & Storage: May be left undisturbed for many years, and should only be lifted and separated when over crowded. Dig just after flowering, normally mid December. Store in a cool, dry location.
Tips: Best if planted late autumn. Require a cold winter in their dormant stage to flower. Alliums are very slow to multiply. Generally do not like to be planted in pots. For best results, plant in clumps. Flowers form as foliage starts to die off.