Allium 'Purple Giant' Allium 'Purple Giant'
'Purple Giant' is a bulbous herbaceous perennial, up to about 75cm high, with linear green leaves which start to die down when the dense, spherical umbels, about 25-30cm across, of purplish-pink flowers appear in summer
About this plant
allium 'Purple Giant'
No pruning required
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
- Suitable locations
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by offsets: once flowering is over and the leaves have died down, lift the bulbs, detach the offsets, plant larger ones where you want them to grow, and grow smaller ones in gritty compost before planting out; for more advice see bulb propagation
May be affected by onion fly, allium leaf mining fly, slugs and snails
May be affected by onion white rot and a downy mildew