Allium 'Gladiator'

Gladiator Onion

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Description

This plant is a member of the onion family, so the leaves resemble those of onions, chives and garlic. As an ornamental onion, it was bred to have a large, tight, softball-sized globe of lilac purple florets up to 8 inches in diameter which attracts bees and butterflies in late spring.

'Gladiator' grows to around 3-4 feet in height and prefers sunny well-drained locations. While spectacular on its own, it pairs well with peonies and irises which bloom at around the same time. The flower head can be dried for flower arrangements.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8