Allium oreophilum, Mountain Lover or 'Pink lily leek' is small but perfectly formed. A little pink star with its classic star-shaped flowers within an umbrel that reaches around 10cm tall.
This compact variety is hardy and will grow well in almost any well-drained soil, preferring a sheltered spot. Its narrow, grey-green leaves are the perfect background to offset the pretty pinks of the flower heads. May to June flowering will be a welcome sight for you and for pollinators in your garden.
Add grit while planting to aid drainage.
Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Good for Polinators: Yes