Ornamental onion

Allium giganteum

Ornamental onion - Allium giganteum

Common Name: Ornamental onion
Genus: Allium
Species: giganteum

The Latin translation of Allium means ĎGarlicí.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Dense globes of small star-shaped lilac-pink flowers on towering stems appear in summer above pale green leaves. This gorgeous ornamental onion - the tallest currently available - is perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny border. Try it dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses or as part of a Mediterranean scheme.

Garden Care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.


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