Family: Alliaceae

Scientific Name: Allium sphaerocephalon Hair

Common Name: Hair Allium


Allium Hair (Allium sphaerocephalon) Instead of having the traditional globular flower head, this Alliums flower is having a bad hair day. Flowers reminiscent of Methuselah’s beard. Can be an aggressive reseeder.

Plant TypeBulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc., Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone4-8
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowersred center with green like tentacles protruding in all directions
Leavesthin stocks, grows from a bulb
Dimensionsup to around 16 inches
Maintenancewill reseed, plant bulbs 3-4 inches deep, plant small bullets from the flower area
Propagationseeds, division of bulbs
Cultivar OriginHair is a mutation of the more common and popular Drumstick Allium.
Author's NotesI have this in my garden. An interesting plant with it's "bad hair day" flowers. It quickly reseeds about the garden.
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