Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

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Buy Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' Turkestan onion bulbs: An unusual, low growing, ornamental onion

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An unusual, low-growing ornamental onion, this produces globes of star-shaped, white summer flowers cradled between two broad, grey-green, fleshy leaves. Despite its short stems, the flowerheads can reach the size of an orange. Its eyecatching used at the edge of a sunny border or gravel garden. Its also excellent used in dried flower arrangements.

  • Garden care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Eventual height & spread

I have allium karataviense but som leaves have like rust on them although they have flowered well what will stop this? What do you do with this allium once flowers have gone. I grow in pots as my soil is very thick clay.

Codykins

Hello, It sounds as though your allium has developed a fungal disease called leek rust. There are no chemical controls for this, however to avoid its spread, you should avoid over-crowding, and make sure you remove all affected foliage at the end of the growing season. As for what you should do with them after they have finished flowering, you can just leave them in the pots and they will often flower again in subsequent years.

Helen

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