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botanical name:
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ornamental onion, Round headed garlic
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Tall thin stalks carry oval drumstick like heads of small wine-purple flowers opening from green buds.

Well drained soil in sun.

Good for naturalising.

Bulbs and leaves are edible.

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