Allium karataviense - emerging foliage

 Allium karataviense - emerging foliage and bud    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

 Allium karataviense, in all it's forms, has fantastic foliage. The old, familiar form of
karataviense, with vase-shaped, deeply pleated foliage is a spectacle for the rock garden.
In the photo above, we see the typical form (the one with pinkish off-white flowers) which
has wonderful deep bluish-silver foliage, backed and rimmed with ruddy pinkish-purple.

In the view below, taken mid May 2002, we see 3 forms of A. karataviense planted
together.  'Red Globe' is on the left, then 2 plants of regular A. karataviense with purplish-
tinged foliage in the center, followed by 6 plants on the right of the cultivar 'Ivory Queen'.

 Allium karataviense - 3 cultivars - flowers and buds    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough
(bottom photo taken May, 2002)


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Click here to view the Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' Gallery #1
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