The huge, ball like flower heads of the Allium Globemaster will certainly be a talking point in your garden. The tall, strong stem supports the large purple bloom which is made up of tiny flowers bringing architectural structure to a border. Not only loved by bees and butterflies, the Allium Globemaster has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit. These bold blooms look stunning as cut flowers or woven throughout flowerbeds.
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Leave the seed heads of the Allium Globemaster for additional interest over the winter.
How to care for Allium Globemaster
Allium Globemaster is happiest in direct sunlight.
Remove foliage when it becomes untidy, it won’t do the Allium any harm.
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 Globemaster likes soil to be well-drained, mix in grit when planting.
Flowers every year (perennial)
MONTH OF BLOOMING
May & June
Middle & Back
Toxic if ingested. Toxic to pets.
Height - 0.8m, Width - 0.2m
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. 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.