|Allium karataviense, has crimson leaves and large lilac flowers measuring 12 inches across, held on 12 inch stems. Blooms early in the summer.
Allium is a bulbous plant with linear leaves and blooms in flowers with umbels on the top of a sturdy stem.
Several of the species have foliage which is unpleasant smelling. They will not release their small unless they are walked on.