This bold spiky beauty is an ornamental onion, called Globemaster. The blue color is startling, not usual in flowers. It’s a blue that makes my retinas tingle, in a good way.
Filed under Inspiration
Tagged as ornamental onion, photographs
My son flies the Globemaster. 🙂
But is it blue?
Melanie McNeil, Please thank your son for his service.
Thank you, Ann. He feels it is his privilege.
Wow, that is beautiful! I don’t think we have that color out here. I think that would be a great candidate for thread play but as you say… it would take finding the perfect blue thread. I think a Viscose thread with its soft sheen would be striking.
What, a flower color California doesn’t have? The color of this allium is unusual, and I didn’t tinker with the color shown in the photo. I’d have to use the photo in thread selection as blues are so hard to do from memory.
Stunning! These must love the soil pH where they live. Most of the Allium I see in NE Ohio lean more toward lilac-purple than blue. “…makes my retinas tingle …” evokes and interesting sensation! The image could inspire some fun thread play.
Since the plant is in a public park I don’t know if the staff alter the soil pH in any way to retain that color. Thread play would be fun if I can find the right color of thread.
Wow–I love that! Is that in your yard?
I wish! It’s in the herb garden of a county park close to my house.
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