What is is allium?

Answer An Allium is a member of the onion family.

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What does allium mean?

Allium, sometimes spelled alium, is the Latin name for garlic. Gardeners know allium as bulbous herbs of the lily family, distinguished by a characteristic odor and by white, yellow or red flowers.... Read More »

How do I plant allium seeds?

PrepareFill a pot with quick-draining soil and sew the allium seeds across the top of the soil. Cover them with a thin layer of grit. Put the pot into the refrigerator for the first step in the see... Read More »

Is the Globemaster an edible allium plant?

Globemaster is considered an ornamental allium plant, so it is not advisable to eat. This flowering bulb reaches 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet tall and produces bluish-purple globes of tiny blossoms. Globema... Read More »

When can I cut the foliage of an allium plant?

Alliums encompass a large family of bulbous plants including garlic, onions, chives and ornamentals. Pruning chives foliage all year promotes vigorous and healthier plants. Foliage in ornamental al... Read More »