Allium vineale 'Hair', is a bizarre and pleasingly unusual type of Allium with a crazy bad-hair-day flowerhead. Flowering from June through to August, the centre is purple and is surounded by an umbel of elongated and wildly erratic green hair-like tendrils which are in fact new plantlets growing from the flowerhead.
A selected form of Crow Garlic, it is fully hardy and a dramatic addition to any garden, very different from the pompom shape of most Alliums. It is edible and the type species was often used in days gone-by in cooking as a garlic substitute.
|Synonyms||Allium vineale 'Dread'|
|Geographical Origin||Type species is found throughout Europe including the UK|
|Cultivation||Full sun. Rich well-drained soil|
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