Allium karataviense 'Red Giant' is a large form with huge leaves and reddish purple flower heads up to 8 inches across!
Allium karataviense 'Red Giant' is an impressive form of this Uzbekistani species producing leaves and flower heads much larger than the species and blooming earlier. The flowers are also much darker in a shade of reddish purple forming heads up to 8 inches across! Leaves do not go dormant but remain lush during flowering. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. The foliage remains pretty during flowering and beyond.
Common Name: Turkestan Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sunny to shaded mountain slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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