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Allium giganteum
Common Name: Giant Allium Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. Tightly formed, round, softball-sized inflorescence filled with small lilac purple florets; plant among perennials to hide dying foliage; blooms in late spring with Dutch Iris and Eremurus and painted daisies. Native from Afghanistan to Pakistan and north into Russia.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness4-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Eremurus stenophyllus
Eremurus robustus

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