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Allium karataviense - 'Ivory Queen' (Alpine Allium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Allium karataviense Description

Allium 'Ivory Queen' is a low compact allium that produces balls of white blossom in May and June. Blossom is complimented by attractive leathery silvery-grey leaves. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun: these bulbs are particularly at home in a gravel garden. Buy 10 bulbs for £9.95 or 30 for £19.90 (inc UK mainland p&p; supplied as bulbs). To order, call 0330 333 6851, quoting ref GUPW198, or at our Reader Offers page. Delivery from September.


Allium karataviense - Cultivation Notes

This tough low growing Allium prefers very well drained soils in full sun. Allium 'Ivory Queen' will cope well with poorer soils, including gravel soils, being well suited to planting alongside alpine plants. Plant as bulbs in autumn.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Allium karataviense:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Allium karataviense:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
sun loving drought tolerant plants
architectural plants
coastal plants
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Common Missspellings: Alium, Alleum, Aleum, Alliem, Alieum, Aleam, Alleam

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