Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / round-headed garlic

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2 litre pot £9.99
available to order from spring 2020
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Buy Allium sphaerocephalon round-headed leek / round-headed garlic: Small, wine-coloured flowers on tall stems

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    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. The foliage tends to die back before the flowers emerge, then the flowers gently fade as summer comes to a close.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive moisture from late summer when dormant.

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Notes on Allium sphaerocephalon

"Indispensable, late-summer drumsticks of tight green ovals topped in maroon. They endure longer and better than any allium - thread through roses or any summer border for an essential vertical presence"

Very attractive.

5

Unusual, appealing, dainty compared to full globe alliums. Suggest must be planted in large groups to really enhance their colour/profile impact.

Dianthus

Surrey

true

So stylish

5

Love this dotted around the garden, always just right, interesting and adding flashes of colour.

Mindy

Cotswolds

true

Unusual Allium

5

stunning plant

Flo

Newhaven

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2453

5.0 3

100.0

Can you tell me roughly how many bulbs there are in this 2 litre pot?

Diggy27

Hello, Usually there are approximately 7 bulbs in each 2-litre pot.

Helen

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