Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' - Gallery #1

 Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' - inflorescence     copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

 Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' has dark metallic red flowers, appearing reddish
purple at times or under certain light conditions.  The flower heads are larger and more
open than regular Allium karataviense, on stems up to 12" (30 cm) or slightly taller.  My
understanding is that red forms were discovered in the wild in Central Asia, fairly recently
introduced via bulbs and seed.  EXPENSIVE to purchase currently, I anticipate price
reductions as bulbs become mass produced in the hands of Holland bulb growers.
Bulbs are available through Pacific Rim Nursery.

Adding to the brooding color scheme of this selection, are  the dusky black ovaries that
stand prominent in the center of each starry floret.  The largest bloom head, shown on
the left, is 5-1/2" (14 cm) across.  The plant and flowers are unscented.

 Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' - 3 bulbs in bloom    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough
(taken May, 2002)

Click here to view the Allium karataviense - emerging foliage Gallery
Click here to view the Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' portrait.
>> Click here to view the Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' Gallery #1 <<
Click here to view the Allium karataviense 'Red Globe' Gallery #2

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This page was last updated on 05/21/02