Allium (genus Allium), are a large genus of onion or garlic scented bulbs. The generic name, Allium, is the Latin word for garlic. But don’t let their relation to garlic and onion fool you; in the garden, these globe-like flowers have bulbs that are both regal and playful.
The typical shape of an Allium bloom ranges from round, to oval, to cascading. The flower head is a cluster of individual florets, which bloom in a variety of colors such as white, purple, and green. To maintain these flowers, the garden must have abundant sunlight and adequate drainage. Drainage is of top importance for keeping these flowers alive because the bulbs are large, and will rot with too much moisture.
New Growth Designs Alliums require no sunlight or drainage, as their blooms stay pristine year around with no maintenance. New Growth Designs Allium stems are modeled after the Giant Allium, commonly called Gladiator Allium, and are offered in white, green, and purple.