Garden Plants With the Most Elegant Globular Flowers
Flowers are shaped differently. Some flowers are star in shapes, some are elongated and some are heart in shape. In short, flowers, not only come in different colors and sizes but also in different shapes. Here are some of the most beautiful flowering plants in the world with globular shape or globe-shaped flowers.
Allium 'Lucy Ball'
Blue Globe Onion (Allium caeruleum)
The attractively pretty Blue Globe Onion or Allium caeruleum that blooms blue-colored and globe-shaped flower head is endemic to Asia. It is grown as an ornamental plant and is also commonly known as Blue Ornamental Onion and Blue-of-the-Heavens.
Baxter's Banksia (Banksia baxteri)
The Baxter's Banksia or Banksia baxteri is a unique flowering plant with uniquely-shaped leaves too. This plant that blooms globe-shaped flower is endemic to Australia. It is also known as Bird's Nest Banksia.
It’s is quite surprising, especially for people who haven’t seen flowering garlic and onions plants yet, to see lovely and colorful, and of course, globe in shaped flowers of garlic and onion. The flower head of an onion on the above picture belongs to Allium cepa.
Giant Onion (Allium giganteum)
These purple ball flowers are simply captivating.
In a few weeks, this will be a big purple puffball....
The beautiful globular flowers of the Giant Onion or Allium giganteum are among the prettiest flowers in the world. This edible pant is grown as ornamental plant and used for medicine. A common cultivar is 'Globemaster'.
Jungle Geranium (Ixora coccinea)
Jungle Geranium or Ixora coccinea is one of the most popular flowering plants of South Florida gardens and landscapes. It is native to Sri Lanka and India. Other common names of the plant include Flame of the Woods and Jungle Flame. It has several cultivars and the flowers come in different colors.
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
The flowers of the Common Dandellion or Taraxacum officinale are simply unique and beautiful. They are sweet tasting and are made into soft drinks which is popular in the United Kingdom.
The plant’s yellow flower head turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits. They are used in producing Dandelion Wine. It is also grown for medicinal purposes and many others.
Dang Gui (Angelica gigas)
Dang Gui or Angelica gigas is a plant endemic to East Asia – China, Korea and Japan. This popular garden plant blooms globular shape flower from July to August.
Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)
The Paper Mulberry or Broussonetia papyrifera has globe-shaped flower heads. It is also commonly known as Dak, Deer Tree, Tapa Cloth Tree, Kalivon, Kaliyon and Halibun. It is endemic to East Asia. Barks of the plant are used in paper and tapa cloth making. The young leaves are consumed by deer.
Downy Burdock (Arctium tomentosum)
The Downy Burdock or Arctium tomentosum is a flowering plant that bears globe-shaped flowers. The plant has many uses including medicinal and food production. The roots, leaves, stalks and flowers are all useful.