Allium flowers are also valued for their culinary potential and beauty. Planted in an orchard, they give your dishes a pleasant aroma and acidity.
Planted in a cut flower garden, they will fill your bouquets with beautiful hues of lavender, pink, purple, and other luscious hues. Regardless of how you like your allium plants, you will love how easy they are to grow.
Allium is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the Allieae tribe of the Alliodeae subfamily of the Amaryllidaceae family. There is a dispute over which plants exactly belong to the genus due to its complicated taxonomy of evolutionary lineages. Consequently, estimates for the species range from 260 to a little under one thousand.
Aside from a handful of species found in South America, all species in the genus Allium are native to the northern continents. Allium flowers have distinctive garlic or onion flavor or odor. Alliums vary from 6 inches (15 cm) to 6 feet (180 cm) in height.
They produce multiple flowers with spherical or cascading flowers in shades of white, yellow, red, pink, blue, and purple. In addition, the flowers have clusters of tiny flowers.
The perfectly round shape and color palette of the Allium flower makes it a perfect choice for any flower arrangement, and its traditional meaning also makes it a pleasant addition to the bridal bouquet.