PlantsAllium→Ornamental Onion (Allium 'Gladiator')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 32 inches and up
Plant Spread: varies
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Guardian plant
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

After the bloom, still a striking plant.

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Date: 2020-06-01After the bloom, still a striking plant.
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Location: Greenwood, MNDate: 2013-06-13
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Date: 2016-05-19
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-07Size reference
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Location: Chicago, ILDate: 2012-05-09
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Location: My Greenwood, MN gardenDate: 2016-06-03
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-05-12Ornamental Onion 012
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-05-08
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-07In the garden
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-21
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Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), Wikimedia Commons
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-04-29
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Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On October 24, 2015 Obtained plant
picked up September 19, 2015 ADR - qty 20; DCA, X-CLB
aspenhill On September 28, 2014 Obtained plant
ADR - qty 5;FSB, TFB
MrsBinWY On July 25, 2020 Seeds sown
4 seeds from 2020G in 1/2-gallon milk jug. Put it on the back patio. If they germinate now, fine. If they need cold stratification, fine.
dnrevel On April 2, 2021 Plant emerged
Leaves showing. Actively growing.
dnrevel On November 2, 2020 Seeds sown
Planted the bulbs in front garden, facing east.
dnrevel On October 22, 2020 Obtained plant
Bought the bulbs at local store.
paleohunter On September 25, 2021 Obtained plant
15 bulbs HD
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
FALL 2019 Mid-Atlantic Gardening forum ADR bulbs for local PICKUP ONLY by critterologist Nov 11, 2019 7:30 AM 96
Bulb (and friends) shots - 2019 by evermorelawnless May 17, 2019 6:31 AM 59
Fall Bulbs by the Box from ADR (local pickup only) by critterologist Oct 3, 2018 6:48 PM 75
Bulb planting for Spring 2018 by crawgarden Jan 25, 2018 9:59 PM 107
✺ JULY 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Aug 6, 2017 12:24 AM 201
What is the largest, tallest, and most stunning Alliums? by keithp2012 May 19, 2017 11:14 AM 12
bulbs...for bees, butterflies, fragrance...and...??? by UrbanWild Oct 30, 2016 12:42 AM 6
Bulb planting for Spring 2017? by CarolineScott Apr 11, 2017 5:42 AM 521
New & Overwhelmed! by dmarie17 Apr 20, 2021 9:31 PM 213
For Physically Challenged Gardeners by Amarante87 Jun 3, 2016 10:45 AM 199

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