Allium 'Gladiator' is not as big as Allium 'Globemaster' or 'Ambassador' but has a very long flowering period. It has baseball-sized flowers with a mix of purple and white florets. Like all Allium, it’s a fall planted flower bulb and Allium ‘Gladiator’ blooms from late spring to early summer. Plant in groups of three or more for best effect. For extra flair, plant shorter-stemmed blooms in from of the leafless stalks of Gladiator. It is approx. ‘Summer Drummer’ is the tallest hybrid at 4 to 6 feet tall. The allium flower means unity, humility and patience, according to "Brides Magazine: Flower Finder." ‘Gladiator’ grows to be 3 to 5 feet tall and has soft-ball sized rosy-purple flowers. The normal bloom time is midsummer, so you won’t see any flowers until then. A very tall allium, Gladiator produces spheres of soft lilac made up of lots of small star shaped flowers with a green centre. Place this unique offering where it can be admired, and you'll be amazed at how much attention it gets. Towering, sturdy stems hold large, 6" Colour: Purple. The majestic Gladiator allium is the new and better version of the world famous Allium 'Giganteum'. Planting and caring for allium … The 6. From the massive five-foot-tall ‘Gladiator’ to the petite and lacy ‘Blue Allium,’ they all stand out like little floral fireworks in the garden. Plus, butterflies and other pollinators love alliums and will visit the landscape in large numbers. Like all alliums, Gladiator is best planted in clumps of 10 or more bulbs to create a stunning and unusual effect in the late spring garden. Allium Gladiator blooms are pleasantly fragrant and this plant is an easy and prolific addition to the garden. Short allium varieties like Ivory Queen Allium and Drumstick Allium can be mixed into the front of a perennial bed. Decorate your early summer garden with these big, rose-violet balls of color. Gladiator alliums will produce sweet-scented globe-like flowers of up to 6 inches in diameter. The majestic Gladiator allium is a fall planted flower bulb that blooms from late spring into early summer. Tall varieties of allium such as Summer Drummer Allium, White Giant Allium, Allium giganteum, and Gladiator Allium are best planted in the back of a planting area. Allium 'Gladiator' 1 bulb per bag. Allium Gladiator. They naturalize quite well, returning year after year with increased vigor and blooms. Hi Paula – Allium ‘Millenium’ is an herbaceous allium, which means it grows from a clump of roots (like most other perennials) rather than from bulbs (like Gladiator or Purple Sensation). ALLIUM GLADIATOR. 70cm tall. Allium Gladiator An award-winning 1981 cross between A. aflatunense and A. macleanii, this spectacular, lofty favorite has spectacular 6"-wide, rose-purple globes comprised of tightly compacted, starry florets dotted with green eyes (ovaries). ALLIUM GLADIATOR is a Purple cut flower. The leaves, stalks, and flowers have a geometric look that contrasts with the more billowy, nebulous shapes that commonly fill the garden. Author E. Block explains in his book "Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science" that the Latin root of the word onion, "unio," means one or unity, and the plant was given this name because it grows from a single bulb. Allium Gladiator - Common name:Ornamental Onion - Large dense blooms of fuchsia, lilac and amethyst flowers the size of a softball, bloom atop 3-5' leafless stems. Length: 70cm approx. Allium Planting and Growing Tips. The 6" diameter flower heads are slightly smaller than Globemaster, but they bloom earlier, stand about a foot taller, and their foliage is longer lasting. Admired, and you 'll be amazed at how much attention it gets spring into early garden! 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