Allium forelock is a 75cm tall variety of the garlic scented allium family. It's purple, globe-shaped flower heads are up to 8cm wide, bursting forth from the top is a slightly unruly tuft of maroon flowers with a cheeky white tip exploding out of the top, striking. Alliums don't respond well to being waterlogged, when planting add a little grit to the soil, you will be repaid with a long-lasting, impressive display.
May and June flowers make way for spectacular seed heads throughout Autumn. Alliums are easy to grow, once planted they require little of you. Keep them in the border to wow the neighbours and add structure throughout the growing season. One or two Allium forelock added to cut flower displays will certainly take centre stage.
Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Colour: Frosted Maroon
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Bulb Size: 12/14
Good for Pollinators?: Yes