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ALLIUM 'Beau Regard'

Image of Allium 'Beau Regard'

Maureen Gilmer

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

ALLIUM 'Beau Regard'

Plant Common Name

Beau Regard Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion

General Description

This excellent allium hybrid displays enormous, rosy-purple flower clusters on tall, sturdy stems in late spring to early summer. Its starry, individual florets are packed densely in rounded globes that can be as large as 8 inches (20 centimeters) in diameter, adding instant drama to mixed beds and borders. They rise from low rosettes of bold, strappy, deep green leaves that remain attractive while the plants are in flower, unlike those of many other alliums.

In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Beau Regard’ in fertile, well-drained soil at a depth of two to three times their diameter. Full sun is essential, and drier summer soil conditions are preferable. Lift and divide the bulbs only when they become crowded.

Give this dramatic perennial a starring role in the mixed border or rock garden, or use it to dress up the vegetable garden. Plant singly or in groups among the foliage of other plants in order to mask the dying leaves at the base of the stems. Large alliums such as ‘Beau Regard’ are wonderful combined with other late spring to early summer bloomers such as Siberian iris, roses, and meadow sage. They also add punch to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Just one in a vase makes a powerful statement.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No