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Allium karataviense (Kara Tau garlic)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium karataviense

Other names

Kara Tau garlic

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. karataviense - A. karataviense is a low-growing perennial with wide, arching, grey-green leaves. In summer, its bears spheres of star-shaped, pinky-white flowers on upright stems.


Allium karataviense is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Onion rot , Downy mildew Onion rot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium karataviense (Kara Tau garlic) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Allium karataviense

Other names

Kara Tau garlic

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. karataviense - A. karataviense is a low-growing perennial with wide, arching, grey-green leaves. In summer, its bears spheres of star-shaped, pinky-white flowers on upright stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Specific diseases

Onion rot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium karataviense (Kara Tau garlic) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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