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PlantFiles: Ornamental Onion
Allium 'Gladiator'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Gladiator

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17 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JenDion On Jul 7, 2013, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

1st year flowers were not 6-9" across by any means, but they were 4-5" across and were on sturdy stems that stayed standing until the seeds ripened...and probably beyond if I hadn't harvested them.

Neutral langbr On Oct 10, 2004, langbr from Olathe, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Cross between A. aflatunense and A. macleanii. Globe shaped florets are 6-9 inches across.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Loveland, Colorado
Cordele, Georgia
Olathe, Kansas
Edgewater, Maryland
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
Sparks, Nevada
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Denville, New Jersey
Clinton Corners, New York
Utica, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
Clarksville, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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