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"
3"-4"
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
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Common names
  • Turkestan Onion

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Location: My garden
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2019-06-09
- Even the seeds are beautiful.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2005-06-11
 1:38 pm. Each bulb produces a beautiful ball of shining white.
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2020-05-02
After a rain
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-18
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2018-06-02
- Nature's perfection.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-04-16
Allium k in Filipendula aurea
Location: central Illinois
Date: May, 2007
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-03
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2017-06-05
Semi shade
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2017-06-05
Photo taken in shade
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2009-05-22
- A seedling found growing in a crack between the concrete and wo
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2009-06-01
- Growing in a crack, and came into full bloom!
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-18
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Location: central Illinois
Date: May, 2007
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-12-14
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2016-04-24
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Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-03
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2020-05-02
Naturalizing, so they may not be exactly 'Ivory Queen' anymore

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-03-03
forcing experiment

Date: 2016-05-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-04-12
emerging in garden

Date: 2012-05-12

Date: 2012-05-12
Location: North Eastern Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-06-01
Comments:
  • 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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