Published by Daniel Mosquin on July 23, 2005
Family / Families: Amaryllidaceae Scientific Name(s): Allium 'Globemaster'
Location(s): British Columbia, Canada (cultivated) Entry Author(s): Daniel Mosquin
Copyright Holder(s): gillicious@Flickr
Image Permissions: Please contact the copyright holder for permission to use. Photographer(s) Appreciation: This photograph of Allium 'Globemaster' was submitted by gillicious@Flickr via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool. gillicious also visited UBC Botanical Garden in February 2005, and she has a series of photos from the gardens. Thank you!
Tags: Amaryllidaceae, Asparagales, via Flickr
Flowers of Allium ‘Globemaster’
Allium ‘Globemaster’ or ‘Globemaster’ onion, is a popular perennial in local landscapes. Its stunning spherical inflorescence is almost as wide across as your hand.
The genus Allium is widely distributed in temperate Eurasia and North America.
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Is this related to the apanthagus? I’m referring to a big blue global blossom on a green stalk. They are prevalent in landscaping in Los Angeles County. The plants also have green foliage at base. The foliage is a wide-2 to 3 inch- spears that stay green all year in L.A.
Yes, your photo is gorgeous.
Agapanthus spp. are native to South Africa and belong to the Lily family, Liliaceae as do Allium spp. The two plants can have similar ball shaped inflorescences, but are of a separate genus.
I’m honoured to have my photo put up on this blog. It was one of the first photos taken with my Nikon D70, and not as sharp as I would’ve liked. I had no idea it was an onion plant! It was just one of the flowers outside my apartment building. And I don’t even like onions.
Hayley there are simply pages on this
Allium giganteum ‘Globemaster’ – Z6-10 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
Not only are the flowers beautiful, its seeds are just as lovely and last well into late summer. This is definitely a perennial for everyone as it’s easy to grow and drought tolerant.
J’ai des allium giganteum dans la court de ma nouvelle maison. Quel sont les soins a y apporter pour en avoir aussi l’an prochain??
Merci de me renseigner…Je suis profane en la matiere..
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