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Round Headed Leeks




     Native British 

Round Headed Leek Bulbs 

Latin:  Allium sphaerocephalon

Distribution:  Native perennial of England , but it is now rare in the wild.
Habitat:  Native perennial of fields and rocky places, preferring dry, sunny conditions.  It thrives on chalky soils.
Description:  A medium perennial growing up to 60cm.  The flower heads are striking and attractive with purple flowers held in a spherical head from June to August. 
Uses:  The flowers dry well for winter arrangement.  The bulbs have been used as an onion substitute.

Planting Instructions for 'In the Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.  

Click Here to Buy Round Headed Leeks 'in the Green' for delivery January to April

Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

Click Here to Buy Round Headed Leek Bulbs for delivery September to December 

Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.  

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.  


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