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Alliums

Gladiator, Giganteum & 'Drumsticks'
Botanical name: Allium.giganteum, A.sphaerocephalum 'Drumstick' & A.'Gladiator'
Plant/bulb type: True bulb
Height:

  • Giganteum 1-1.2m.Gladiator: 60cm
  • Drumsticks: 75-90cm tall.

Planting time: late Summer to late Autumn.
Depth & spacing:
  • Giganteum & Gladiator: 15-20cm apart.
  • Drumsticks: 10cm apart. The holes should be twice as deep as the bulbs are tall.

Aspect: Full sun
Soil: Well drained.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. keep dormant bulbs dry.
Fertilising: Incorporate fertiliser into soil prior to planting & top dress each Autumn.
Flowering time: Early Summer.
After flowering care: Keep watering until foliage dies back. Leave the bulbs undisturbed, they will flower each year.
Climates: Subtropical to cool.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
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