Allium is a genus of more than 800 species of bulbous perennials in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere, but cultivated all over the world.
These plants come in a broad palette of colours, shapes and sizes. Most Alliums have globe-shaped clusters of flowers in shades of purple, pink, blue, white and yellow. The most common Alliums are edible plants, but also very useful in multiple ornamental settings.
Meaning: The word “allium” comes from the Latin word for garlic. However, this name was taken over by Linnaeus for the entire genus.
Symbolism: Allium represents strength, patience, good fortune and prosperity.