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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 such as garlic and chives.

Ramsons, A. ursinum. is the most common native.

Further Reading....

  • 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
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - onion fly, white rot, downy mildew.
  • Place of origin - mountainous areas, northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -

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ALLIUM giganteum

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Commonly known as: Giant ornamental onion.
Giant mauve drumstick-shaped flowers
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
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