Allium Gladiator Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator

Allium 'Gladiator'

With its spheres of vibrant purple rising to a metre high, you can't miss this stunning beauty!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Purple globes of flowers add height and texture to pots and borders.
  • 'Gladiator' is one of the larger globe alliums and is grown mainly for its highly decorative flower heads.
  • A perennial bulb and winter hardy, Allium 'Gladiator' returns each year, multiplying when happy with its position.
  • Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer.
  • Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out.
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Product Description

A member of the onion family, alliums are one of the iconic summer bulbs, with their purple globes of flowers adding height and texture to pots and borders.

'Gladiator' is one of the larger globe alliums and is grown mainly for its highly decorative flower heads, which can be cut as flowers for the home or left to add drama to pots and borders.

A perennial bulb and winter hardy, Allium 'Gladiator' returns each year, multiplying when happy with its position and contrasting magically with greens and other shades of purple.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Also recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators' Gladiator is a perfect plant to bring wildlife into your garden.

Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out. Flowering in June, plants will reach 150cm, and flower in June.

What Is Supplied

Item 600252 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out. Flowering in June, plants will reach 150cm, and flower in June.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Underplant with hostas, ferns or other low-growing, hardy perennial plants which will help to disguise the leaves as they fade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Allium Gladiator:

  • Plant allium bulbs in early to mid autumn in a sheltered site in full sun to prevent the top-heavy flower spikes from getting blown over.
  • Dig over the soil and remove any weeds before planting.
  • Water well after planting, saturating the soil around the bulbs. Once established, alliums are drought tolerant.
    In borders, plant bulbs in early autumn at a depth of about four times the diameter of the bulbs.
  • In containers, alliums will do well in deep pots with a good general-purpose potting compost with a handful of horticultural grit added.

 

Aftercare Advice for Gladiator:

  • After planting, feed with a general-purpose feed such as our Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser.
  • Dried flower heads can be removed and made into indoor decorations or left on the plants to self-seed.
  • Divide alliums every three to four years or when the plants begin to look overcrowded and blooming decreases.
  • Lift the bulbs with a garden fork or spade and pull the bulbs apart.
  • Replant some in the original location and plant the remainder in a new location.


Pruning and trimming advice for Alliums:

  • The leaves die down at flowering time, so itís best to plant alliums where this foliage is masked by that of other plants.
  • Avoid removing them while still green, as they provide the bulbs with energy for the following season.

 

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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
50cm
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