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Commonly known as: Onion.
Genus of about 700 species of spring-, summer- and autumn-flowering bulbous and rhizomatous perennials mainly from dry and mountainous areas of the northern hemisphere. In most species a single bulb produces offsets which gradually form clumps. Some species have culinary use, garlic, and chives of which there are native populations in the UK.
- Pests & Diseases - onion fly, white rot, downy mildew.
- Place of Origin - mountainous areas, northern hemisphere.
- Bulb/Corm - Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - large range of species, culinary and ornamental.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - tall species for bold clumps in borders; shorter varieties for front of border or rock garden. Spring, summer or autumn flowering.
- Full Sun
- Fertile moist well-drained soil