Allium sphaerocephalon L.

Round-head Garlic, Round-head Leek, Ball-head Onion

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Allium

Category: Bulb

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 12 to 14" tall

Exposure: Sun


Fragrant white loosely formed flower umbels. Late spring.


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 297 in 1753.

Native to the Canary Islands, North Africa, western Asia (Cyprus to Syria) and Europe.


My Experience: 

I purchased 10 bulbs from Brent and Beckys in November 2014 and planted them in the Berm On the Border.

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