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Allium sphaerocephalon

For sale by Ruth Hall

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0.3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Allium sphaerocephalon

Common names

Round-headed leek


Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek). This is a perennial species with linear mid-green basal leaves, and the reddish purple flowers are held tightly in small egg-shaped umbels in early summer.


You should grow in fertile well-drained soil with full sun. The bulbs should be planted in the autumn and will prefer to be grown in hot dry areas in a sandy loam-based potting compost.

Interest and use

Borders, ornamental, often used in 'prairie-style' plantings.

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Allium sphaerocephalon | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
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