General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 8 to 10 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: glaucous; blue-green and sometimes with purple mottling
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: ivory
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Great Plant Picks award winner

Common names
  • Turkestan Onion

  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 22, 2011 1:28 PM concerning plant:
    Baseball sized blooms (appx. 8" dia.) low to the ground above large grey-green leaves (sometimes w/red margins or flushed purple coloration). A ball-shaped allium, spheres made up of tightly packed blooms.
    Have only experienced moderate success in my garden. Lasted but a couple of seasons.
    Origin - central Asia.

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