Common Name: Round-headed leek
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.08 m (8 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Purple, Red|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: July & August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
- Garden care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
Small egg-shaped claret-coloured flowerheads appear like drumsticks on tall slender stems above strap-like mid-green leaves in mid- to late summer. Planted en masse in a border in full sun these diminutive claret flowers look great emerging from a screen of foliage or against a backdrop of ornamental grasses. They gently fade as summer comes to a close.
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