Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator
Allium Gladiator
Share:

Allium 'Gladiator'

With its spheres of vibrant purple rising to a metre high, you can't miss this stunning beauty!
Allium 'Gladiator' - Rating
  6 Customer Reviews     Read Reviews
  • Purple globes of flowers add height and texture to pots and borders.
  • 'Gladiator' is one of the larger globe alliums and is grown mainly for its highly decorative flower heads.
  • A perennial bulb and winter hardy, Allium 'Gladiator' returns each year, multiplying when happy with its position.
  • Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer.
  • Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out.

Product options:

5 Pack
Item: 600252
£4.49
5 Pack - Item: 600252
DEAL PRICE £4.49
RRP £8.99
Save: £4.50 - 50%
-
+
ADD TO BASKET
ADD TO BASKET
Usually despatched within
3-5 working days.
Usually despatched within
3-5 working days.
Key Points
Full Product Details

Product Information

A member of the onion family, alliums are one of the iconic summer bulbs, with their purple globes of flowers adding height and texture to pots and borders.

'Gladiator' is one of the larger globe alliums and is grown mainly for its highly decorative flower heads, which can be cut as flowers for the home or left to add drama to pots and borders.

A perennial bulb and winter hardy, Allium 'Gladiator' returns each year, multiplying when happy with its position and contrasting magically with greens and other shades of purple.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Also recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators' Gladiator is a perfect plant to bring wildlife into your garden.

Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out. Flowering in June, plants will reach 150cm, and flower in June.

What Is Supplied

Item 600252 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 5 bulbs size 16/18 ready for planting out. Flowering in June, plants will reach 150cm, and flower in June.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Underplant with hostas, ferns or other low-growing, hardy perennial plants which will help to disguise the leaves as they fade.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Allium Gladiator:

  • Plant allium bulbs in early to mid autumn in a sheltered site in full sun to prevent the top-heavy flower spikes from getting blown over.
  • Dig over the soil and remove any weeds before planting.
  • Water well after planting, saturating the soil around the bulbs. Once established, alliums are drought tolerant.
    In borders, plant bulbs in early autumn at a depth of about four times the diameter of the bulbs.
  • In containers, alliums will do well in deep pots with a good general-purpose potting compost with a handful of horticultural grit added.

 

Aftercare Advice for Gladiator:

  • After planting, feed with a general-purpose feed such as our Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser.
  • Dried flower heads can be removed and made into indoor decorations or left on the plants to self-seed.
  • Divide alliums every three to four years or when the plants begin to look overcrowded and blooming decreases.
  • Lift the bulbs with a garden fork or spade and pull the bulbs apart.
  • Replant some in the original location and plant the remainder in a new location.


Pruning and trimming advice for Alliums:

  • The leaves die down at flowering time, so itís best to plant alliums where this foliage is masked by that of other plants.
  • Avoid removing them while still green, as they provide the bulbs with energy for the following season.

 

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
50 cm
Items You May Like

Items You May Also Like

Pair 60-70cm Cordyline Plants with Decorative 30cm diameter Planters
Pair 60-70cm Cordyline Plants with Decorative 30cm diameter Planters - Rating  33 Reviews
Just £29.98
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
20%
Pair of Buxus Box Balls 30cm diameter
Pair of Buxus Box Balls 30cm diameter - Rating  1 Reviews
Just £39.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
50%
Pair of Buxus Box Balls
Pair of Buxus Box Balls - Rating  1 Reviews
From £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Ornamental Grasses collection
Ornamental Grasses collection  - Rating  12 Reviews
Just £17.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Colourful Hardy Fern Collection
Colourful Hardy Fern Collection
Colourful Hardy Fern Collection - Rating  9 Reviews
Just £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
37%
Scabious 'Blackberry Scoop'
Scabious 'Blackberry Scoop' - Rating  10 Reviews
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
53%
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Arum Lily'
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Arum Lily' - Rating  12 Reviews
Just £5.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
50%
Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis)
Just £4.49
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
8%
Premium Professional Compost Blend
Premium Professional Compost Blend - Rating  103 Reviews
From £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
33%
Lilac Syringa Palibin Standard
Lilac Syringa Palibin Standard - Rating  137 Reviews
From £22.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
44%
Black Persian Lily Fritillaria persica
Black Persian Lily Fritillaria persica - Rating  3 Reviews
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
33%
Complete Hardy Garden Perennial Collection
Complete Hardy Garden Perennial Collection - Rating  59 Reviews
Just £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Easy Fill Hanging Baskets 38cm (15in) Pair
Easy Fill Hanging Baskets 38cm (15in) Pair - Rating  60 Reviews
From £12.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Allium 'Mars'
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Allium 'Purple Sensation'
Just £8.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Customer Reviews

Item Reviews

Close Video
FeeFoFeeFo
DOUBLE GUARANTEE TO YOU: more
1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
ALL MAJOR PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
Visa Visa Electron Maestro MasterCard Paypal Amazon Payments
Advanced Mail Order Verifone
Back To Top
SIGN UP TO GET 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER
*New customers only and excludes machinery, outdoor and home living
Thank you. We have sent your discount code to the email address you supplied.
*If you have been subscribed to our newsletters before you will not receive another code
Success