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Described as an ornamental or flowering onion, the Allium Karataviense is a unique-shaped, herbaceous plant. From May to June, it produces star-shaped, white summer flowers that form in round clusters. And don't underestimate its short stems, as the flowerheads can reach the size of an orange.
Pollinators, such as butterflies love the flowers and seeds on this plant, so expect them to see them flock to your garden where this is grown. The Allium Karataviense is also excellent used in dried flower arrangements.
The Allium Karataviense likes full sun, and is one of the best Allium plants to be grown in pots and containers, making it ideal for urban spaces as well as lawn gardens. Make sure its soil is keep moist, not soggy. We recommend planting several of these plants together.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W9cm x H15cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like basking in full sunshine
Pollinator: The bees and butterflies love me
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Scented: I'll help your garden to smell lovely
Jo's Top Tip
After flowering, the leaves on this plant may wilt, then by midsummer the plant goes underground. Don't panic, this is normal and it will appear again in spring.