Huge pink spikey flowerheads measuring 30cm across create a starburst-like effect, which tops the compact stems of this ornamental onion in Summer. The flower heads are perfect for adding to both fresh and dried floral arrangements and look particularly effective when dried and sprayed silver or gold and used for Christmas decorations. These bulbs flower for decades so are a great addition to any garden if you want super-perennial flowers.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: June
BULB SIZE: 14
CARE TIPS: These are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Be sure to add grit if you have heavy soil.
Plant 15cm deep and 35 - 40cm apart so the flowers don't get over-crowded. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged and split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn.