Allium

Allium 'Gladiator'

Allium - Allium  'Gladiator'

Common Name: Allium
Genus: Allium
Cultivar: 'Gladiator'

The Latin translation of Allium means ĎGarlicí.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

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

Quickly forming good-sized clumps of mid green leaves from which the sturdy upright stems emerge in early summer bearing large rounded flower heads. The lavender-purple flowers blend well with most shades of pink as well as stronger purples and plums.

Garden Care: Plant 15cm deep and 20 - 30cm apart so the flowers don't get over-crowded. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged and split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn.


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