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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.
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40 bulbs

80 bulbs

120 bulbs

3 x 9cm pots (511199-3)

Our bigger pack sizes give the best value per bulb and the biggest display.

DELIVERY INFORMATION
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Direct Sow
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Front)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
sphaerocephalon
Common name
Ornamental Onion
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) apart.
Cultivation
Plant 10-15cm deep with bulbs 10cm-15cm apart. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent.

Description

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

Allium petals are edible, you can scatter them on salads. We use the more delicate types like cowanii and unifolium most often at Perch Hill.

Care Tips

Removing the foliage once it becomes tatty doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.