Allium karataviense 'White Giant' has broad, bluish-green leaves topped with large spheres of pure white florets.
Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. 'White Giant' is a cultivar of Allium karataviense, the Turkestan onion, with broad, bluish-green leaves topped with large, 6 - 8 inch wide, pure white spheres. Foliage stays lush during the flowering period. Ideal as an accent plant for the front border, in containers and in the cutting garden. Pollinator and hummingbird attractor. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Common Name: Turkestan Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sunny to shaded mountain slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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