Allium species

Botanical Name: Allium species

Common Name(s): Chive, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Ornamental onion

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Description:

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.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: AL-lee-um

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Flowers

Description:
Alliums actually come in oval, spherical, or globular flower shapes, blooming in magnificent colors atop tall stems.


Foliage

Description:
The foliage may be fine and grassy, strappy or hollow and tubular.

 


Origin

Northern Hemisphere


Planting Instructions

Plant in average garden soil in full sun.

Recommended Varieties

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.

Soil Conditions
Well drained , Moist
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