Allium amethystinum 'Forelock'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Back)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - June
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Ornamental Onion
- Full Sun
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
- Plant 10-15cm deep, with bulbs 10cm-15cm apart. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent.
I love the elegance of this variety, like Allium sphaerocephalon, but almost double the height. These sort of glorified leeks are super-bold and architectural, particularly good planted with backlighting. Totally perennial.
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Removing the foliage once it becomes tatty doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.