Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium sphaerocephalon


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A dainty variety of allium producing clusters of small, nodding, round flower-heads of a lovely red-purple hue, on long stalks that shoot out from a basal tuft of narrow leaves. Allium sphaerocephalon is a handsome, upright, bulbous perennial, ideal for cut flower gardens or cottage garden borders.

This British native species thrives in a warm, sunny, well-drained position, and looks wonderful planted in large clumps amongst herbaceous plants. A good nectar source for bees and other insects.

Common Names: Round Headed Garlic, Round Headed Leek, Ball Headed Onion

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height & Spread: 50cm x 15cm

Preferred Soil Type: Well-drained, fertile soil

Aspect: Full sun

Flowering period: May – June