Common questions

What are those purple ball flowers?


What are those purple ball flowers?

Allium flowers
Allium flowers are generally ball-shaped in appearance and can range in size from a marble to a small grapefruit. Purple is the dominant color, however various shades of violet, pink and white are also common.

Do you deadhead alliums?

Caring for Allium Bulbs Allium plants produce big, round, softball-sized flowers in shades of purple. Once the flowers have faded, you can deadhead the blooms. Leave the foliage in place, though, as the leaves need time to fade naturally to gather energy into the bulbs for next season’s growth.

What are the flowers that look like balls?

The ball-shaped hydrangea flowers are a popular cut flower often used in wedding floral arrangements….Hydrangea

  • The craspedia flower is the flower from a perennial also known as the billy button or drumstick flower.
  • The hydrangea is a popular cut flower that is produced on a garden shrub grown in most parts of the U.S.

What are those round purple flowers called?

Giant Allium ‘Round and Purple’ is a spectacular addition to the garden with its star-shaped lavender flowers forming a 6 inch wide (15 cm) globe-shaped cluster….Requirements.

Hardiness 4 – 8 What’s My Zone?
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Alliums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late) Summer (Early)

Is Allium poisonous to dogs?

The domesticated species commonly implicated in canine toxicity are Allium cepa (onion), Allium porrum (leek), Allium sativum (garlic), and Allium schoenoprasum (chive), with garlic being the most toxic. Any form of these vegetables and herbs can cause poisoning.

Do allium globemasters multiply?

Members of the Allium genus, including the common annual onion (Allium cepa), often live in the vegetable garden. Globemaster allium, suitable for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10, multiplies readily and is easily propagated.

What do alliums look like before they flower?

Alliums usually produce leaves a month or more before they send up a flower bud. With some species, the foliage starts to yellow and die back before the flowers have finished blooming. To help hide this fading foliage, plant the bulbs among other plants that will cover the dying leaves.

Do allium flowers spread?

While some species spread vigorously through seeds or bulbils, many varieties do not spread at all. Planting: Plant bulbs in fall for a spring bloom. Plant dormant allium bulbs in the fall according to your growing zone.

Does Allium multiply?

Alliums adore sunlight and will perform best when they can bask in it all day long. Since most of them multiply naturally, they can be left untouched in the same area for years. Some ornamental alliums grow more like chives and what you plant is a clump of roots rather than bulbs.