This may sound goofy, but I have an emerging crest of a plant this spring that resembles pineapple top. Could this be the globemaster I planted last fall? I've always visualised the blossom rather than the foliage, and this isn't what I expected!
Yes! Now that you mention it, that's a good description of what they look like in early spring. So it's the first year then for your globemaster? You're going to love it!
Thanks, Sally, for your swift reply. It is indeed the first year of my first globemaster! Any advice or words of wisdom for me?
Don't water them much. They like it well drained and rather dry. If so, they'll reward you with more bulbs next year and next year. I planted some of mine in pots. I rarely water them. I'm getting new babies every every year. The ones in the ground have also multiplied.
Pennyviolet, this is my first year with Globemaster as well. Every single bulb came up. I planted some of them amongst the hostas out back.
Do you have any other alliums planted? My first attempt was with Albo Pilosum (Christophii)...they added such a different element to the garden. And I loved it when folks would walk by the front, stop and say "what is that?"
I see you're in Ct. Where did you get your Globemasters? I purchased mine from Scheepers - the bulbs were huge.
A globemaster that I planted 3 years ago has been dug up once and divided. This year, the original bulb is sending up a sort of wimpy stalk--it just doesn't look as good as it did the first few years and the "babies" that I took off of it look much more robust. Anyone else have this experience? Any advice?
The Globemaster is my one and only so far, but I'm getting such a kick out of it I'd like to add other alliums. I bought the bulb at Holdridge's Garden Center in Ledyard, whom I trust totally. Need that trust to spend so much on one bulb!