Turkestan Onion
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: karataviense (kar-uh-taw-vee-EN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Ivory Queen

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Capistrano Beach, California

Divernon, Illinois

Olathe, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hanson, Kentucky

Exeter, New Hampshire

Columbia, New Jersey

Carlton, Oregon

Houston, Texas

Provo, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 6, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lower growing and flowering than other Allium's, with 3" globes of Ivory white and green centered florets.The globes seem to open just above the leaves on shorter thich stems. Broad lance like leaves of blue green with deeper green lines or ridges.

Positive

On Jun 3, 2006, abbysmom from blairstown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Starts out looking like a small blue hosta. Blooms in mid May until June. I have it growing in part shade and it looks great! Very unusual.