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Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / allium bulbs

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Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / allium bulbs

  • available to order from summer 2021
  • 50 + 25 FREE bulbs
  • £7.98 £5.98
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  • Standard (dispatched separately)
  • 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. The foliage tends to die back before the flowers emerge, then the flowers 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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