Monday, 30 May 2016

Giant Allium

    Last fall I bought a packet of bulbs at Costco and planted them.  Over the winter I forgot all about them and so it was a surprise this spring when flowers came up unsuspectedly.  Some of the bulbs I planted were Giant Allium, a plant related to onions and garlic, but Giant Allium has a long stem and a big globe-shaped clusters of flowers.   The Alliums I planted are 4 foot (1.2 m) tall.
    The photo above shows the bloom after pollination, as the seeds are forming, but there are still a few flowers left.  Below is a picture showing the flower cluster on their long stems.

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