A Globe of Colorful Flowers Atop Tall Stems
If you’re looking for an unusual flowering perennial for your garden that’ll make your neighbors do a double-take, Globemaster Allium (Allium ‘Globemaster’) fits the bill. Its appearance is unlike typical flowering plants – huge, globe-shaped flowers that can reach up to 10 inches across appear on stems up to three feet tall. You’ll definitely put the “wow factor” into your garden when you plant Globemaster Allium.
A Special Look
This beauty of a plant blooms in late-spring to mid-summer. Each round flowerhead is made up of individual deep-lavender, star-shaped flowers. And Globemaster Allium’s leaves won’t clutter the look of its flowers, because the leaves stay neat and tidy at ground level, forming a clump of grassy foliage.
Ease of Planting and Ongoing Care
You may have experienced many extraordinary-looking flowers requiring extraordinary care. Not so with Globemaster Allium – all you have to do is find a sunny spot in your garden that has well-draining soil and plant the bulbs four to six inches deep. A little bonus is that the bulbs multiply to form small colonies that give you more flowers year after year. But don’t worry – this is not an invasive spreader that will take over your garden.
Some Design Ideas
You’ll love Globemaster Allium’s versatility in the garden:
• Massed plantings show off the round flowers to their best, so be sure to plant drifts or clusters of bulbs for maximum effect.
• Add Globemaster Allium as the new plant in your cutting garden. The long stems and huge flowerheads are dramatic in cut-flower bouquets.
• If you don’t want to dig holes for the bulbs, Globemaster Allium is easily grown in containers, giving it an even taller, more regal appearance.
• Duplicate the globe-shaped appearance of the flowerheads by placing a round gazing ball in your garden. The surface of the gazing ball will also reflect Globemaster Allium’s flowers to give the appearance of more flowers.
Butterflies Love It!
Held atop its tall stems, Globemaster Allium beckons butterflies as its flowers nod in the breeze.
Butterfly garden hint: Butterflies are more attracted to flowers of a single color planted in masses than a profusion of colors from different flowers.