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.
Allium plant belongs to the onion genus. It is a close relative of onions and leeks. There are about 1250 species in this genus, making it one of the largest plant genera in the world.
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.