Allium giganteum and Allium christophii x A. macleanii
Still there, I think.
Only a small plant.
It has a nice flower.
Some new growth in front.
There were 2 flowers.
There are 2 plants in front, and one has 2 flower stalks.
There are a few leaves in the back garden that I believe are from the allium.
Two nice flowers in the front.
Two plants are well along in the front bed, and one is showing in the main garden.
One plant in the front bed produced 2 blossoms, which are starting to fade. The other plant there is budding.
There has been no sign of the plants in the back garden.
Opening in the front bed.
Good size shoots are up in two places.
Some have finished flowering. In front there are 2 good flowers now.
Still in flower in the front!
|Globemaster in Bud, 2006
Something in the north perennial bed is about 6 cm tall now and light green,
and I think it's an allium.
It grew under the snow.
A shoot of Globemaster appeared among the Asiatic lilies.
It suffered some tip damage from the cold but has recovered and grown.
Two plants in the front bed are up now.
The buds on the Globemasters are growing
and buds have just appeared on the others.
The bud on the Globemaster in the main garden has started to open.
The flower and stem on one plant are 146 cm tall!
The blossom on the Globemaster, now finished but still interesting, has a diameter of 19 cm.
The flowers are finished
but I have left the dry blossoms on their stems in the garden for interest's sake.
I bought 5 bulbs from Schriemer's.
Three were $13.99 altogether and should produce flowers the size of softballs.
Two were Globemasters (Allium christophii x A. macleanii) at $9.99 each
and should produce flowers the size of volleyballs!
I planted them.