Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lavender Globe Lily: Featured Plant of The Day

Allium tanguticum
    Lavender Globe Lily

Type    Biennial, perennial
Hardy range    3A to 7A
Height    8" to 16" / 20cm to 40cm
Growth rate    Fast
Form    Upright or erect
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color    Lavender
Bloom Time    Spring and Summer

The flowers are suitable for cut flowers and suitable for dried flowers.

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green

Culture Notes
A. tanguticum is put to good use when used as an ornamental or edging plant.  Its flat, linear leaves are shorter than the stems, thus showing off the sphere-shaped blooms.