ornamental “gladiator” allium
Alliums are beautiful bulbous flowers produced by various members of the onion family. There are up to 1250 different species of Alliums! (wow!) I wish I could see them all! The most common types are found sprouting in gardens stem from leeks, garlic, onion, or are an ornamental variety. They come back every year and often give off an “oniony” scent. I have to say, that this is definitely one thing about onions that I really do appreciate! Their intricate globe shaped flower-heads are fascinating & beautiful at every stage of their life. Whether they are strikingly bright in color or a subtle neutral, these early summer blooms are sure to make the garden glow.