Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek bulbs

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The classy drumstick allium - slender and upright with a tight head of summer-green buds maturing to maroon - before fading to parchment in late-summer sun.

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/-

    Small, egg-shaped, claret-coloured flowerheads appear like drumsticks on tall, slender stems above strap-like, mid-green leaves in mid to late summer. Planted en masse in a border in full sun, these diminutive claret flowers look great emerging from a screen of foliage, or against a backdrop of ornamental grasses. They gently fade as summer comes to a close.

  • Garden care: For best effect plant the bulbs 8cm deep in natural drifts. Avoid soils that are too wet, and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

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5.0

A Beestro for Bees

By quercus_rubur

from Derbyshire

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Bees
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Crocus Allium sphaerocephalon:

    Look great planted in a group. As they're very attractive to Bees they're best kept away from a busy pathway. Also attractive to Butterflies. A garden must in my view. I shall be planting more!

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

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