Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator
Ornamental Onion

Allium Gladiator



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Allium Gladiator is one of the tallest varieties of ornamental onion, a cottage garden staple, which features purple, star-shaped flowers in densely packed globe clusters from mid-May. The foliage dies back before the flowers open, allowing them to create a real lollipop effect. The flowers and the seed-heads are popular for flower arranging, making this a good all-rounder for your garden.

Attractive to butterflies and bees, this hardy herbaceous perennial bulb has a long flowering season. Plant in drifts with ornamental grasses or in a sunny border where they will provide height and colour. Allium Gladiator is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.

  • Flowers: May to June
  • Hardy
  • All soil types
  • All aspects
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered

As the foliage withers before the flowers bloom, consider planting low growing plants to provide interest around the base.