February 8, 2023
Allium Globemaster

Allium 'Globemaster' at Kew Gardens, London, UK

Purple flowers in the shape of a globe, Allium ‘Globemaster‘ is easy to grow and it is bee-friendly. It attracts butterflies and is fragrant. It is a bulbous perennial. It is also called Ornamental Onion ‘Globemaster’. ‘Globemaster’ is a hybrid cross between Allium christophii and Allium macleanii.

Allium Globemaster
Allium ‘Globemaster’ at Kew Gardens, London, UK

It grows to about 32in or 80cm tall, loves the sun, and needs average to dry soil. It has strap-shaped green leaves. These summer-blooming flowers look beautiful in borders. Allium ‘Globemaster‘ grows from a bulb and is from the Amaryllidaceae family of plants, or the onion family. The flowers are sterile and therefore last longer than other flowers. The globes of flowers can grow to 10in or 25cm wide. Flower heads dry out and remain attractive in the landscape.

How to grow Allium ‘Globemaster‘:

Grow Allium ‘Globemaster‘ in the sun. Plant them in fertile, well-drained soil. Propagate by seed or by offsets. They are generally disease-free. Watch out for onion white rot, or mildew. They are deer-resistant. They are drought-tolerant.

Allium Globemaster Kew Gardens
Allium ‘Globemaster’
Allium Globemaster
Allium ‘Globemaster’

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