Allium 'Forelock'

I love the elegance of this new variety, like Allium sphaerocephalon, but three times the height. These sort of glorified leeks are super-bold and architectural, particularly good planted with backlighting. More
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I love the elegance of this new variety, like Allium sphaerocephalon, but three times the height. These sort of glorified leeks are super-bold and architectural, particularly good planted with backlighting.

Genus Allium
Variety Forelock
Type Hardy perennial bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 14
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - November
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 June
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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