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Allium Bulbs Gladiator

Gladiator Allium create a whimsical, dramatic statement with perfect, globe shaped flowers in a rich purple. Their large blooms are beautiful both in the garden and cut for bouquets.
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Price: $15.95

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Details:

Height: 32-36" tall
Bulb Spacing: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 65MIBU2
Common Name Persian Onion
Botanical Name Allium
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 7-8" flowers
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Estimated Mature Height 32-36" tall
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Season Fall
Planting Depth Plant 8" deep
Bulb Size 18/+ cm
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This Allium creates very straight, strong stems and thick, dense flowers. A group of these makes a sensational show in the garden.

About the Alliums. Every family has its beauties. And yes, these are the best-looking members of the family of Allium, which includes onions, leeks and chives. (The word, Allium, means 'onion' in Latin.) Many Allium species are native to Iran, where many tulips also originate, and the edible Alliums have been cultivated and a staple of diets for over 10,000 years.

The beauty of the small lavender flowerheads of chives have always been a decorative highlight in herb gardens. But in recent years, gardeners have become fascinated with the larger Alliums, particular the giants. As always, the Dutch hybridizers took them into their stocks, and now we have a whole group of beautiful new flowering onions for gardens. Most bloom in late spring so they bridge the gap nicely between the tulip season and early summer bloom of peonies and poppies.

Experienced gardeners plant these giant Alliums in groups of several bulbs, set very close together. The foliage is not attractive for long, so it's important to plant them next to other perennials whose foliage will more or less cover the Allium's base. This way, the wonderful flower stalks rise up and tower over the other flowers for a wonderful period of bloom.

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American MeadowsAllium Bulbs Gladiator
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Large bulb size (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Hardy (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (8)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Large areas (4)
    • Patio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (7), Master gardener (5), Getting started (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Gladiator produces eye catching display!

    I have always been fascinated by the Gladiator Allium, and never have I seen any first hand.I planted my Gladiator bulbs in the border beside my house. I fed the bulbs with bone meal ...Read complete review

    I have always been fascinated by the Gladiator Allium, and never have I seen any first hand.I planted my Gladiator bulbs in the border beside my house. I fed the bulbs with bone meal when I planted them. All the plants came up beautifully and all bloomed. Although not quite as large as advertised, but still quite an eye catching display. I have had numerous compliments from folks walking by.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Somewhat disappointed

    We purchased 3 bags of allium bulbs (6 total). Unfortunately, only 4 grew at all. One bulb seemed empty and half dead, but we planted it anyway. The 4 that did grow...Read complete review

    We purchased 3 bags of allium bulbs (6 total). Unfortunately, only 4 grew at all. One bulb seemed empty and half dead, but we planted it anyway. The 4 that did grow were nice and healthy except for the greenery at the bottom. It died fairly fast, but not sure if that's normal. This is the first time planting alliums.

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    3.0

    Somewhat disappointed

    By Lynn

    from Worcester, MA

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

    • Not As Much Show As Exp

    Best Uses

    • Border Behind Flowers

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

    We purchased 3 bags of allium bulbs (6 total). Unfortunately, only 4 grew at all. One bulb seemed empty and half dead, but we planted it anyway. The 4 that did grow were nice and healthy except for the greenery at the bottom. It died fairly fast, but not sure if that's normal. This is the first time planting alliums.

     
    1.0

    Never bloomed. Waste of money

    By Chad

    from Louisville, OH

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

    I'm so mad I wasted my money on these. They never bloomed. Not a single one.

     
    4.0

    Alliums are superb accents.

    By Tony the biker.

    from Muskegon, MI.

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Short Bloom Time

    Best Uses

    • Bloom In Mid Spring
    • Garden Accent
    • Tall Strong Stems

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

    I use these Alliums as mid spring showers. They stand tall and straight and are attractive globes. Deer do not bother them. They are beautiful. I will be adding more of them in spots around the garden as accents. Wish they would bloom all season long.

     
    5.0

    Wanted these forever

    By Maggie

    from Peru il

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

      The plants were actually under flood water from a field this spring. When the water receded there they were. First year so just one bloom. But vibrant, sturdy and was very excited ordering more to n crease density.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Purple gazing ball

      By flowerschasing

      from Michigan

      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

        Always wait to see these flowers come every year. You will be pleasently surprised every year.

         
        5.0

        Add drama to the garden

        By John

        from Franklin, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Add drama to garden
        • Backdrop for border
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

        Allium are one of the most fragrant and beautiful spring flowering bulbs. Quite dramatic in masses.

         
        4.0

        Stunning

        By Foolish Ida

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attention Grabbers
          • Borders

          Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

          I ordered 6 bulbs. 5 bloomed. They were stunning accents to my newer garden. The bulbs were large, but probably not 6" in diameter. Apparently someone else thought they were gorgeous too because they stole my 5th bloom straight out of my garden! I was devastated, to say the least. I will probably buy more of these this year. Maybe even the next size up.

           
          5.0

          Needed height.

          By Shasha

          from Washington , IL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

            Planted last fall and did not disappoint this spring! Looked great behind the green and white hosta border. Will need several bags more this fall!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            cute but smaller than expected

            By wingthing

            from whitestone, NY

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

              Overall globe size is smaller than pictured unless the child's head is smaller than average. Actual size i would say is about 4.5" the most instead of 6". They are very cute tho, just smaller than i thought. I might try globe master next year.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gladiator produces eye catching display!

              By joonbug

              from Hendersonville,NC

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Pest resistant

              Cons

              • Small In Size

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

              I have always been fascinated by the Gladiator Allium, and never have I seen any first hand.I planted my Gladiator bulbs in the border beside my house. I fed the bulbs with bone meal when I planted them. All the plants came up beautifully and all bloomed. Although not quite as large as advertised, but still quite an eye catching display. I have had numerous compliments from folks walking by.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Everyone needs Allium Gladiator

              By Lynnie

              from Georgia

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                Awesome large flowers. Everyone wants to know where I got them!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Gladiator Allium

                By Annie

                from Kansas

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                  I am pleased at the show these Allium are making in my flower bed. I got them out late in the season, but they got enough of the cold to bloom now. They are just beautiful!
                  Thank you

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GLOBES OF GLORY!

                  By Mud Mama

                  from Schererville, IN

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                    I love Allium plants! (So do bumble bees.) I first planted them in a CIRCLE around another plant, but found that planting them in a CLUSTER is so much more attractive. THEY MAKE A GORGEOUS DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: Towards the end of their blooming season, (1)cut them to desired length, (2)spray with hair spray, (3)dry, and (4)put them in a tall vase. Beautiful year after year!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Allium's are a dream!

                    By Patty

                    from South East Michigan

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                      This is my first year planting Alliums and they are coming up beautifully. We have very poor soil and rain has been scarce, but I expect in a day or so they will be fully bloomed and will be glorious to look at!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Simply GORGEOUS!

                      By Bobi

                      from Miamisburg, Ohio

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                        We bought our home five years ago and have been trying to bring it back to life. The gardens were so run over that you couldn't see the shrubs or even the front door. After many years and lots of love our yard looks like a botanical paradise. My favorite garden, the one that I pause at whenever possible is behind our laundry room window and just outside the morning room window. We have planted there poppies, peonies, iris in lush masses and these beautiful allium as a back drop. It's my little piece of Heaven! Much of the credit should go to American Meadows for their hardy products and dependable instructions. I know I can trust whatever I get from them to be simply GORGEOUS and last a long time. I'm looking forward to many more years of watching my "Piece of Heaven" grow.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Just as promised

                        By Melissa

                        from Stoutsville, OH

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy
                        • Lightweight
                        • On time as promised
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • A great gift
                        • Garden
                        • Gravel Site
                        • Outdoors
                        • Patio

                        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Gladiator:

                        I bought this bulb in the summer and received it "as promised" in the fall. My Mother and Grandmother had admired them in other gardens. After my Grandmother passed, my Mother wanted to plant some on her grave site. She could not find them. We were pleased when the bulbs were healthy and even larger than we had expected. Simply the most gorgeous plant.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        Shipping

                        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                        • Allium Bulbs Red Mohican

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