ALLIUM ‘Globemaster’ (Ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster'3, Blue Hardy Geranium, Lamium, buds of Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins', 19th May 2011 C Asia

The bulb of Allium ‘Globemaster’ lies 15cm (6 inches) below the soil surface through the winter. In early spring, strong mid-green leaves push through the soil; at the tip of the stem a pale green pointed nodule appears.

Bees’ Favourite.

The leaves grow long; they sag and become floppy before the nodule evolves into a small sphere, covered with LAVENDER flowers. This flower globe expands gradually, reaching nearly 8 inches across at the top of its long stem. As with other Alliums, bees are all over the flowers.


Allium 'Globemaster'2 baby globes, 9th May 2011Allium 'Globemaster'1 sending up leaves in half barrel, Hardy Geranium leaves, 18th Feb 2012Globemasters mid June 2013 cropGlobemaster Alliums, crop