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Bloom Color: Pink, Purple.
Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Allium giganteum is a BULB growing to 2 m by 0.2 m at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone 8. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite and is pollinated by Bees, insects.
Suitable for: light and medium soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.


Landscape Uses:Container, Foundation, Massing, Rock garden, Specimen. Prefers a hot, sunny position in a light well-drained soil, it grows well in the light shade of thinly-clad shrubs that also like hot dry conditions. The bulbs tend to rot when grown in cool wet climates, even if they are given sharp drainage. One report says that this species is only hardy to zone 8, which only covers the mildest areas of Britain, whilst another says that it is much hardier and will succeed in zone 4. It is being grown successfully about 60 kilometres west of London, and so should be hardy at least in the south of Britain. The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply. Most members of this genus are intolerant of competition from other growing plants. Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes. This plant is a bad companion for alfalfa, each species negatively affecting the other. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer. Special Features:
Attractive foliage, Fragrant foliage, Not North American native, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers.

HabitatsNot known
HabitatsCultivated Beds
HabitatsCultivated Beds

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