GIANT Allium Bulbs - "Gladiator" Perennials Bulbs, Returns year after year
ONIONS, shallots and garlic are members of the allium family that belong in the vegetable garden. But there are many ornamental alliums that deserve a hearty welcome in your perennial gardens. Alliums are plants of exquisite beauty in both flower and leaf, with tough constitutions. These easy-to-grow bulbs come in a broad palette of colors, heights, bloom times and flower forms. They make excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried bouquets. Even crowded gardens can accommodate a few alliums because they don't take up much space. What's more, alliums are relatively resistant to deer, voles, chipmunks, and rabbits.
Decorate your early summer garden with these impressive, blue-violet alliums. The 6" diameter flower heads are slightly smaller than Globemaster, but they bloom earlier and stand about a foot taller. A perfect way to bridge the gap between late spring bulbs and early summer perennials.
- Big Blooms on Tall Stems
- Deer Won't Eat
- Exciting Cut Flowers
Gladiator alliums can grow up to 5 feet. The giant heads can grow to 6" inches in diameter. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun and sheltered from strong winds. Leaves will wither and disappear from the garden shortly after bloom.
Planting Allium Bulbs - How to Grow Allium Bulbs
Alliums are essentially blooming onions no, not the ones you might find in your local chain restaurant, but rather, flowering bulbs that compliment any late spring garden. Unlike more common fall planted/spring blooming bulbs such as tulips and daffodils, the allium is a curiosity that is sure to impress and inspire for years to come. Also known as ornamental onions, Allium is ideal for making color and height combinations in the border. Most alliums flower in June, just after the real spring flowerers, and before most summer flowers comes into bloom. They therefore form an indispensable perennial that keeps the border in flower well into the year.
When to Plant your Allium Bulbs:
Plant allium bulbs in the fall for late spring and early summer bloom.
Where to Plant your Allium Bulbs:
Allium bulbs are easy to plant. Like most flower bulbs, they prefer full sun, but will also thrive in partially shaded locations. Given both sun and a good drainage, they will reappear year after year. Their slim, vertical shape means that most take up very little ground space, while adding accents to a blowsy planting scheme.
How to Plant your Allium Bulbs:
In most cases, you will want to fertilize your allium bulb planting site with bulb food to ensure that the bulbs are properly established. For best results, we recommend planting your allium bulbs just over twice as deep as the height of the bulb and about 5 or 6 inches apart. When planting, make sure that the bulbs are planted with the pointy end up. Make sure that you water your allium bulbs sufficiently after planting. Allium bulbs are versatile and are hardy in most climates. Allium bulbs can also be planted successfully indoors.
How to Care for your Allium Bulbs:
Congested clumps can be lifted and divided - straight after flowering, if necessary. Dead-head before the seeds disperse if you want to avoid seedlings.
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Bulb Size: 12-14+ cm
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