Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium sphaerocephalon is a small-headed rich, blackcurrant allium is later-flowering than most and invaluable for that. I love it in bud, as much as in full flower, very pretty and will gently self-sow. More
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Allium sphaerocephalon is a small-headed rich, blackcurrant allium that is later-flowering than most and invaluable for that. I love it in bud, as much as in full flower, very pretty and will gently self-sow.

Genus Alliums, Allium
Variety sphaerocephalon
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Bulb Size 5/6,

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (2-3ft)
Spacing Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) apart.
Care Tips Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Add grit on heavy soils.
Flowering July - August
Vase Life Add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Arthur

I planted this last year in drifts. At the time of writing the deep blackcurrant blooms are looking fantastic and almost everyone has a bee clambering around upon it. Its a great allium to look forward to seeing as all the other types have long since finished flowering.