Ornamental onion (Allium) 'Gladiator'

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Available 2021 autumn

Hybrid of Allium stipitatum.
Beautiful very tall and architectural Allium with strong stem, fresh green leaves til flowering and inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped reddish-purple flowers forming a 15 cm across globe-shaped cluster. It remains ornamental in the garden well into summer. Good cut flower in fresh and dried arrangements.
Favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 150 cm
Width 30-60 cm
Spacing 20 cm
Flowering June
Site sunny, medium moisture, well drained, rich, chalky, sandy soil
Propagation bulblets