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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 48 to 55 inches
Plant Spread: 30 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM


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  • Posted by prairie_northrose (north of Calgary AB, Canada - Zone 3b) on Feb 18, 2018 11:11 PM concerning plant:
    'Ambassador' is a darker and more vibrant purple compared to 'Globemaster' and 'Gladiator'. The purple colour is similar in intensity to allium 'Purple Sensation'.

    Blooms are considerably more dense and long lasting compared to the many other varieties of alliums I have tried. Height of flower head is slighter shorter than 'Gladiator'. Stem is stout and sturdy. One of my favourite alliums!
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 1, 2012 9:41 AM concerning plant:
    A stunning globe allium cultivar with late blooming deep purple orbs that hover over the garden on very tall stems (over 4 feet tall). This cultivar is lovely and provides a lot of garden drama. The one negative I have discovered is that the foliage is huge and takes a much larger amount of space than other globe alliums like 'Globemaster' or 'Gladiator'. Because it starts flowering a couple of weeks later than 'Globemaster' or 'Gladiator', the foliage starts dying back later too. Bumblebees go crazy for this plant when it is in bloom.
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Great upclose picture by tabbycat Jun 17, 2019 8:16 AM 1
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