Karataviense Allium

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SKU
10005619

Huge ball-shaped blooms! Fireworks for your early summer garden! Karataviense Allium (Allium 'Karataviense') fires off creamy light pinkish-lavender clusters of tiny stars forming giant globes on very short stems! The sturdy stems are great cut or dried flowers for amazing bouquets and décor! This spring-flowering Asian species of Onion in the Amaryllis family!

Fringed in strappy, deeply ribbed, deep-green, glossy foliage, the dense clumps are the perfect launchpad for these giant blooms! The unique broad and pleated foliage looks more like wide green ribbons and bows than leaves! The striking round blooms are full of tightly packed starry florets that pollinators, honeybees, and even a few hummingbirds are drawn to!

Also known as a Turkistan Onion, Karataviense colonizes small areas as the bulb multiplies, creating clusters of these unique blooms that can last for weeks! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 - 8, these cold and heat-tolerant flowering Onions are fast-growing and stay low to the ground, unlike their taller Allium cousins!

Planting and Application:

Front-of-the-border perennial plants, plant low-rows of unique blooms will have neighbors' heads turning, these are show-stopping Allium bulbs! Allium is an absolute must for Rock gardens, Cottage gardens, or gardens where kids are invited to play and learn. Ideal specimen plants, edging, and low-growing thrillers throughout the garden or larger planters!

Plant extra Karataviense Allium for your pollinators, and more for your vases! These even provide unique texture when the seed heads remain on the plant. Create incredible container gardens with these wide-spreading fillers, even a window box or planter will become fanciful with these additions! Any sunny patio planter, balcony, or terrace garden becomes something magical!

  • Large Round Pinkish-Lavender Blooms
  • Low-Growing Broad-Leaved Allium Variety
  • Unique Asian Flowering Onion
  • Pollinator & Amazing Cut Flowers
  • Great in Containers, Front Border, Vertical Interest & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Loving full sun in cooler climates and appreciating partial shade in hot climates, any rich, well-drained soil is perfect for Allium. Fall-planted bulbs need moderate moisture needs. Any soil type is suitable so long as it is not soggy and add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results. Despite being a member of the Onion family, there is no Onion smell unless the foliage is broken or crushed. Deadhead to remove spent blooms or try this trick - spray paint the dried seed heads any color you choose for unique garden décor for the rest of the summer and fall!

  • Full Sun For Strongest Growth
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Mounds After Leaves Yellow
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them

Low-growing and showy, the Karataviense Allium is sure to make up for its short stature with sheer whimsy and impact! When you buy bulbs from Nature Hills, you are buying proven landscape varieties. We provide bigger, premium bulbs for better, high-quality results. We will ship your bulbs based on fall planting time for your area.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Karataviense Allium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Allium 'Karataviense'
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 6-12 inches