6/12/2009

Purple Allium

(Toledo, OH) Pictured on your left is one of several flowers in one of my gardens that recently bloomed. These are purple-hued Allium giganteum, which are sometimes known as Giant Onions. The sphere-like flowers get to be about the size of a softball, and they add a striking burst of color to the more ordinary lilies, irises, and marigolds that are currently blooming in this particular space.

They are also, unfortunately, so striking that neighborhood kids like to pick them, and I may regret placing them so close to the street.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mad Jack said...

Thanks! I've seen these before, and always wondered what they were called.

2:10 PM  
Blogger historymike said...

Sure thing, mister.

8:04 PM  

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