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Botanical Name: Allium species
Common Name(s): Chive, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Ornamental onion
This genus includes edible onions, garlics, chives, scallion and leeks. Alliums actually come in oval, spherical, or globular flower shapes, blooming in magnificent colors atop tall stems. Plant in average garden soil in full sun.
Botanical Pronunciation: AL-lee-um
Alliums actually come in oval, spherical, or globular flower shapes, blooming in magnificent colors atop tall stems.
The foliage may be fine and grassy, strappy or hollow and tubular.
Plant in average garden soil in full sun.
Allium porrum ‘Italian Giant’, which has thick white stems and is a vigorous grower. Allium cepa; A. fistulosum, bulb onions: ‘Texas Grano’, large bulb, excellent mild flavour; ‘Red Creole’, small to medium-sized red bulb; ‘Pyramid’, an early, straw-coloured medium-sized bulb. Spring onions: ‘White Welsh’, a bunching type, excellent for salads. Allium schoenoprasum, garlic chives (A. tuberosum) has flat leaves with a garlic flavour, and white flower heads.