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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.
- Green Combo's: Combo 115
- Purple and Yellow Combo's: Combo 142
- Purple and Yellow Combo's: Combo 144
- Red and Orange Combo's: Combo 116
- Red and Orange Combo's: Combo 119
- Red and Orange Combo's: Combo 124
- Red and Orange Combo's: Combo 125
- Red and Yellow Combo's: Combo 117
- Red and Yellow Combo's: Combo 122
- Red and Yellow Combo's: Combo 126
- Plants beginning with 'A'
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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.
Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
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