background
 

home extranet

Allium giganteum

 
Allium giganteum
Family: Liliaceae
 
Popular name: Ornamental garlic
 

Flower colour: purple

Flowering period: May-June

Average plant height: 170 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 20 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 30 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full sun

Landscape uses: perennial gardens, borders, fresh-cut and dried flowers

Its name - giganteum - is a good indication that this is one of the tallest of the allium species. Its leaves are striped blue-grey; unfortunately these are already withering back when the plant blooms. The ball-shaped inflorescence consists of more than 100 flowers and has a diameter of at least 20 cm. Placing small groups of 3 to 5 bulbs in a low-growing planting creates a very handsome effect.