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Giant Allium
Scientific Name: Allium giganteum Regel
Family: Alliaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Asia (Himalayas)

Growth Habits: Onion-like bulbs, 3 inches in diameter (7 cm); curled strap-like leaves, 18 inches long (45 cm), 2 inches wide

Watering Needs: Ample water, good drainage, and fertile soil.

Propagation: Division, seeds

Cultural Practices:
Plant the bulbs in the fall, 4 inches deep (10 cm), in small groups, 1 foot apart (30 cm).

Blooming Habits:
Globose clusters, up to 6 inches in diameter (15 cm) of bright purplish-lilac florets, in early summer, on 5 feet tall or more, stems (150 cm). The flower stems make great cut flowers, on the plant, they last 2 to 3 weeks.

Fruiting Habits:

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