The pretty purple flowering balls of Alliums are not only enjoyed by many insects, but are edible by humans as well. Sprinkled over salad, cheese or even soups, the petals have a garlicky aroma and add a splash of unexpected color. Want the the look of Alliums for less? Consider Planting Elephant Garlic.
Alliums make for an eye catching display in the garden, however the bulbs have to be planted in late fall in order for the flowers to come up in late Spring.
Since Alliums can be pretty expensive to buy a cheaper way to get the same show stopping look on a budget is to plant Elephant Garlic instead. Just like alliums, bees are attracted to them and they are edible as well.