Allium 'Forelock' Allium 'Forelock'

allium 'Forelock'


a bulbous perennial, to 75cm tall, with strap-shaped, basal leaves. Egg-shaped umbels of maroon-purple flowers, with an unusual "topknot" or tuft, are borne in late spring and summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      allium 'Forelock'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sowing in containers in a cold frame when just ripe or in the spring. Alternatively, remove offsets in autumn

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Onion white rot and a downy mildew may occur