Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / round-headed garlic

Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / round-headed garlic

  • available to order from spring 2020
  • 2 litre pot
  • £9.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.95

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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