This collection includes five different premium Allium varieties all of which will bloom at a slightly different time bringing up to 2 months of blooms! Then once the flowers have finished, they simply lose their color but continue to bring interest to the garden as their flowers become a golden wheat color. They're resilient plants that have strap like foliage and look great any way you want to garden with them.
They can be dotted all around your garden to create movement, clustered together for a rich visual appeal, or mixed with other perennials like daylilies, bearded irises, hardy geraniums, or grown in containers.
This big variety pak comes bagged/labeled separately of the following varieties: 1 Globemaster, 1 Gladiator, 3 Summer Drummer (purple/white), 3 Ping Pong (white), and 3 Purple Sensation. Purple Sensation will be the earliest to bloom sending up violet to reddish colored globes at about 2.5 feet tall. Globemaster’s flower heads are some of the largest around, growing up to 10-12” in diameter on plants reaching heights of about 3-4 feet tall, they almost look like purple balloons growing in your garden! Globemaster’s spherical, deep lavender flower umbels are truly a sight to be seen as they grow atop elegant strap-like foliage each spring. Gladiator is another tall and very sturdy variety amongst the giant alliums at about 3-4 feet tall and fabulous rose-purple globes stretching 6 inches across in mid spring to early summer. Summer Drummer is a very tall, fragrant, and award-winning variety reaching heights of 6 feet that has purple blossoms with a brushing of white for a unique appearance. Ping Pong, a shorter type has color-changing densely packed globe-shaped flowers that begin pink and slowly change to white with age in mid-summer. With age the flowers become whiter with pink tones. This bulbous perennial blooms like clockwork every year, starting in early May and blooming till the end of spring in mid-June, with new florets continually blooming as the original ones fade. In total, they will bloom for about 5 weeks long, with their flower umbels growing larger and larger all the while.
This blooming season is about twice as long as other alliums because Globemaster does not self-seed; what this means is that instead of using energy to create seeds, it utilizes all its energy to produce gorgeous, strong flowers that last a good long time. Globemaster is an incredibly resilient plant with thick, sturdy stems and can handle rough conditions, making it an excellent garden performer.
Due to it being a part of the wild onion family, it is generally very critter resistant. If planted all around the garden, it can even stave off critters protecting some of your other more susceptible plants.
Planted in an area with at least 6 hours of sunlight is optimal and will reap many rewards; the first season, each bulb will produce 1-3 flowers, but then season after season, they will multiply, bringing more and more jaw-dropping flowers. In due time they can easily be dug up and spread around the garden, expanding their playful otherworldly look evermore.
While Alliums are jaw-dropping on their own, accented with tulips, hyacinths, fritillaria, crocus, and daffodils is our favorite way to create the easiest fairy tale garden spring after spring.
The bulbs are big and beautiful. I’ll let you know if they grow.