Allium 'Globemaster'

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Plant these astounding alliums in a group to make a bold gesture and watch their completely round purple heads expand as new flowers cover the old throughout summer - keeping a tidy presence

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large spherical flowerheads made up of numerous star-shaped, deep violet flowers appear in summer. The enormous flowerheads, measuring up to 15cm, look great in pots or borders where they can be seen in their full glory. They are also perfect for a sunny border, dotted in groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants that will help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive moisture from late summer when dormant.

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4.8

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5.0

Lovely large purple head

By Mishmash

from Nottingham

Verified Buyer

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

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    Comments about Allium 'Globemaster':

    I love alliums and this one is superb. A very large head on an approx 1 metre stem. The bees absolutely adore these and I often saw 15 to 20 on each head whilst they were in flower. They are a lovely achitectural plant, the only down side is hiding the leaves which become staggly and messy by the time they flower. Mine were hidden by a pink rose. I planted them in the front garden and lots of people have asked what they are and commented on how beautiful they are.

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    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    Fabulous Plants

    By Macgonagall

    from Staffordshire

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    • Attractive
    • Healthy
    • Large

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      Comments about Allium 'Globemaster':

      An absolute show stopper! Large head attracted many comments

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      4.0

      Visually impressive but short lasting

      By r7hoc

      from Cornwall

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

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      Comments about Allium 'Globemaster':

      Visually impressive
      Needs more than one
      Best placed in sheltered area

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless
       
      5.0

      I would recommend this product

      By Happy customer

      from West dorset

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        Comments about Allium 'Globemaster':

        These looked amazing on the website and they didn't disappoint. They came perfectly packed, no damage in transit, and were absolutely huge when they came out in flower and lasted for ages, very happy

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless

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        • Q:

          Hi

          When is the best time to buy and plant these? If I plant them in a container now (this early spring) will they flower this year? Also would you recommend a 2 litre pot per container?

          Thank you kindly
          Asked on 23/2/2016 by Caz271083 from Nottingham

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          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello there
            There is one bulb per 2lt pot which was potted last autumn, so will flower this year as long as planted in a sunny position.
            If you want to have a display of these alliums, you will probably want a few of these 2lt pots.
            Hope this helps

            Answered on 24/2/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
        • Q:

          Can you plant them in spring for same year flowering ?
          Asked on 20/2/2016 by Ria from London roof garden

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          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello there
            Yes these bulbs were potted up last autumn so will flower this year.
            Hope this helps.

            Answered on 23/2/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
        • Q:

          Hi, What stage are these at now it is May. I have some gaps in a run of Globemasters that I would like to fill. Are they actively growing and will flower this year ?
          Asked on 11/5/2015 by Jon from Manchester

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          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello,

            These are in active growth and although we cannot guarantee flowers at any particular time, I would say that there is an excellent chance that they will flower this year.

            Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
        • Q:

          Hi
          Are these bulbs already potted and growing? It's my friends birthday and she mentioned in the summer how she loved the huge allium flowers. I should have got myself organised earlier and planted some bulbs for her but left it too late so was looking to see if I could find ones already potted for her.

          Kind Regards
          Chris
          Asked on 7/1/2014 by Shiraz21 from Hull

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          • Plant Doctor

            A:

            Hello there
            Yes these bulbs are already planted in 2lt pots, although I doubt they will be showing any growth yet.
            Hope this helps

            Answered on 9/1/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
        • Q:

          Allium 'Globemaster' planting

          Please can you tell me if it is too late to plant the above bulbs at the end of November. Many thanks Valerie
          Asked on 27/11/2009 by Valerie

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          • A:

            Hello Valerie, It is a little late, but if you get them in the ground as soon as possible you should not have any problems. You should enrich the soil with added compost and plant the bulbs 15cm deep. Space them at 25cm intervals to take full advantage of the big flower heads. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged over winter. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

            Answered on 30/11/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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