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🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold-out for this season
📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bulb

☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 48"
🌸 Blooming Period: Early Spring
🌱 Bulb Size: 20/22
Planting Distance: 12-14"
Planting Depth: 5-6"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-10
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 1-3

About Giganteum

Experience the majestic beauty of Allium Giganteum, a captivating addition to any garden. These extraordinary flowers will elevate your outdoor space with their towering presence and vibrant blooms.

  • Striking height and size, reaching up to 4 feet tall
  • Impressive purple spherical flower heads, measuring 6-8 inches in diameter
  • Blooms in late spring to early summer, creating a stunning visual display
  • Attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing your garden ecosystem
  • Ideal for borders, flower beds, and landscaping projects

How to plant and take care of Giganteum

  • Choose a well-drained location with full sun exposure for optimal growth
  • Plant the bulbs in the fall, around 5-6 inches deep and 6-8 inches apart
  • Water thoroughly after planting and maintain regular watering during the growing season
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth
  • Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming
  • Cut back the foliage after it turns yellow and withers
  • Protect from excessive moisture during the dormant period to prevent rot

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of Allium Giganteum bulbs to plant together depends on the desired visual impact and the available space. For a dramatic display, it is recommended to plant at least three to five bulbs in a group. This will create a clustered effect and enhance the overall appearance. However, if you have a smaller space or prefer a more subtle look, planting one or two bulbs together can still provide a beautiful result. Consider the size and spread of mature Allium Giganteum plants when determining the spacing between bulbs.

Allium Giganteum bulbs have the ability to multiply over time. After flowering, the bulbs will produce offsets, also known as bulblets or bulbils, which can grow into new plants. These offsets typically form around the base of the main bulb. With proper care and suitable growing conditions, the Allium Giganteum bulbs will gradually multiply, resulting in a larger cluster of plants over several seasons. This natural multiplication process can contribute to a more impressive and expansive display of these majestic flowers.

Soaking Allium Giganteum bulbs before planting is not necessary. These bulbs are typically planted directly into the soil without any prior soaking. However, it is important to ensure that the planting site has well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, as excessive moisture can lead to bulb rot. Prior to planting, you can amend the soil with organic matter to improve its drainage properties.

You can plant Allium Giganteum bulbs in pots and containers. These bulbs adapt well to container gardening, making them a versatile choice for adding vertical interest to patios, balconies, or small gardens. Choose a container that is at least 12 inches in diameter and has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Fill the container with a well-draining potting mix, leaving enough space for the bulbs to be planted at the recommended depth. Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing up and cover them with soil. Regular watering and adequate sunlight are crucial for the bulbs to thrive in pots, and it is advisable to protect the containers from extreme weather conditions.

Caring for Allium Giganteum bulbs involves a few key steps to ensure their optimal growth and blooming. These bulbs prefer full sun exposure, so it is important to choose a planting location that receives at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day. Well-draining soil is essential to prevent bulb rot, so amend the soil with organic matter to improve its drainage capabilities. Water the bulbs regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the plants can help conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. Deadheading the flowers after they fade will encourage the bulb to store energy for the following season. Additionally, it is recommended to fertilize the bulbs with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth.

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