The Allium flowering plant, also known as the Flowering onion and Ornamental onion, produces thick, dense and sculptural blossoms. These flowers are known for their oniony scent.
This tropical plant bears bulbous, globe-shaped flower heads on long straight thick stems. The Allium flower is formed in tight or loose, round clusters. The Allium flower heads range in size from an inch to a foot, depending on the variety. The colors of Allium flowers may be white, blue, yellow, pink and purple.
Allium flowers produce chemical compounds that give them a distinctive onion or garlic taste or odor. They are wonderfully resistant to deers, squirrels, and rabbits.
These ball-shaped tropical flowers bloom in a rainbow of colors in late spring or mid summer.
The Allium flower occurs in temperate climates of the northern hemisphere, mainly in Asia. Some species occur in Chile, Brazil and tropical Africa.
Allium flowers are used both for culinary and ornamental purposes. They have good ornamental value. Allium flowers are excellent border flowers. Due to their dramatic colors and the globular shape they make a nice show in the garden. They are also make great cut flowers. Additionally, these tropical flowers heads can be used as a garnish for soups and salads.
This flower is considered to be a symbol of humility, patience and unity. The Allium flower also symbolizes good fortune and prosperity.
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