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ALLIUM giganteum

Commonly known as Giant ornamental onion

Giant mauve drumstick-shaped flowers
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  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 20cm (8in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - bulbous perennial. Produces dense umbels 10cm (4in) across of 50 or more flowers with prominent stamens.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - strap-shaped, pale-green basal leaves 30-100cm (12-39in) long which wither before flowering.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - onion fly, white rot, downy mildew.
  • Place of origin - central Asia.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - will tolerate dry conditions
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.5m (5ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  20cm (8in)
 

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