Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek bulbs

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Buy Allium sphaerocephalon round-headed leek bulbs: Small, wine-coloured flowers on tall stems

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

    A gorgeous allium with small, egg-shaped flowerheads, that top tall, slender stems in mid- to late summer. Planted en-masse in a border, these diminutive claret-coloured 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.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Notes on Allium sphaerocephalon

"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."

Highly attractive to bees


The cone shaped flower heads are small but beautiful and are highly addictive to bees - any number from 1-6 of them on each flower head!




I would buy this product againandor recommend it


In the border but spaced them too far apart for best effect.




Late flowering allium


Great amongst grasses and verbenas with fennel

Tiny allium

North Yorkshire


Perfect for a mixed border.


I plant these in groups among my herbaceous perennials. They are fairly tall and sway with the breeze. As they are later flowering bulbs they are a real surprise when all the other spring bulbs have gone over.

Gardening Grannie





As always the service from Crocus was excellent and the quality spot on.

Dog Fan

Ghastly Camberwell.


When quality counts...


Very healthy bulbs arrived on time. They have all burst into growth with strong healthy shoots. Look forward to an amazing display.


Staffordshire Moorlands


A Beestro for Bees


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!





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Hi, I didn't get round to planting my Allium sphaerocephalon bulbs in the Autumn - is it too late to plant them now? Thanks


Hello there No you can still plant now as long as the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged.

When should these bulbs be planted?

Mama Bookworm

Hello there The best time to plant them is now in the autumn. Hope this helps.



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