Turkestan onion (Allium karataviense)
Highly decorative Allium with its elegant globe-shaped clusters, 8 cm wide, of starry pale pink flowers and its fabulous broad and recurved, blue
blue-green foliage, slightly red edged.
The faded seed heads look like small sunbursts on dried stems. It's perfect for growing in large clumps at the front of a sunny border or gravel garden, and makes a good cut flower.
Favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 15-25 cm
Width 30 cm
Spacing 12 cm
Flowering time May-June
Site sunny, hot, dry, medium moisture, well drained, sandy soil
Propagation seeds, bulblets