Tuesday, May 29, 2007
ALLIUM GIGANTEUM 'GLOBEMASTER'
Of all my Alliums this is the showiest. Allium giganteum 'Globemaster' is a hybrid of giganteum and has all the wonderful attributes of it parents but in a smaller package, only topping out at 30 inches. The parents usually are up to 6 feet and are sometimes difficult combine in the garden. 'Globemaster' easily nestles in amongst other late Spring bloomers. The foliage always looks tired by the time they bloom so place behind shorter perennials and shrubs to cover up. Mine are ready to divide this Fall, so I know I'll make some fellow gardeners really happy. They make a great cut flower and are bee magnets (something we gardeners should be cognoscente about). They are a great combined with Lupins, Peonies, Oriental Poppies, and Bearded Irises which all bloom at the same time.