Masses of 5 cm diameter balls of rosy purple flowers above clumps of neat glossy green foliage. Flowers develop slowly from flower buds through flowering to seed heads looking attractive for many weeks.
Allium (Ornamental Onion)
Family : some discussion on this one with it being in both Amaryllidaceae and also its own family group Alliaceae
A large group of varieties and we are concentrating on a small number of the perennial types that grow from a thickened root base instead of the bulb that we all know so well. Excellent garden plants these perennial types make large clumps overtime with huge numbers of flower.