The Allium Gladiator has a striking head of up to 20cm made up of tiny florets that produce pink-purple flowers. At Soto we love intricacy of the flowers and the impact this easy to grow Allium has at the back of borders. The Gladiator forms large clumps of leaves which then fade before strong, tall stems emerge in the late spring and form the large flower heads. This purple Allium is loved by bees and other pollinators.
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No need to deadhead, we love the structure dried Allium heads bring to the garden.
How to care for Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator is happiest in direct sunlight but can tolerate part shade.
The leaves of the Gladiator will fade prior to the emergence of its striking flowerheads. Remove foliage when it becomes untidy.
If soil is looking very dry in the spring, we suggest watering. Be careful as pots dry out quicker than borders.
Plant with lots of good quality, peat-free compost for best results.
The Allium Gladiator likes soil to be well-drained, try to mix in grit when planting.
Flowers every year (perennial)
MONTH OF BLOOMING
Middle & Back
Toxic if ingested. Toxic to pets.
EVENTUAL GROWTH (3-5 YEARS)
Height - 1-1.5m, Width - 0.3-0.5m
How to plant an allium bulb
When is the best time to plant an allium bulb?
Plant allium bulbs between early September and early December.
How deep should allium bulbs be planted?
Plant large bulb varieties around 15cm deep and 20cm apart. For smaller bulbs, we suggest 10cm deep.
Most bulbs should be planted at a depth of roughly 2-3 times their own height.
How should you space your allium bulbs?
Smaller allium bulbs should be planted 8-10cm apart. Large bulbs should be planted around 15-20cm apart to allow their flower heads to shine.
For the XL varieties such Allium Globemaster, allow 30-40cm between each bulb.
Which way should the Allium bulb face?
Plant the bulbs with the pointed side facing up.
Where can you plant an allium bulb?
Any other tips for planting bulbs?
For best flowering results, store bulbs in a cool, frost free, place until you are ready to plant them. Remove bulbs from their packaging so they can get some fresh air, but make sure your pets don’t nibble them. It is important to plant bulbs within the same season that they are supplied.