Allium schoenoprasum

Amaryllidaceae

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Allium schoenoprasum
 

Habitat: open, sunny places

Flowering: early summer

Height: 45 cm

Width: 15 cm

Soil: light, well drained

These are species and varieties of onions with that do not grow very tall, and may be suited to use in a rock garden or riased bed, or growing in pots. They have clusters of flowers with pointed petals, which may be white, pink, purple, blue or, in a few cases, yellow.

Allium schoenoprasum is chives, grown for eating and for decoration. It has long, narrow leaves, round in cross-section and hollow, and neat heads of pink flowers, just taller than the leaves.
AZM-5B
5 bulbs £4.00

Allium - small varieties - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Allium cyatophorum var. farreri is a small plant, suitable for growing in a rockery or raised bed. It makes a compact clump of grassy leaves and has nodding clusters of deep purple flowers.
Allium Allium moly is an easy and pretty, small onion for a dryish place - sometimes said to be too easy, but we have never found it to be a problem, and we have grown it for over 30 years. As with all onions, if you don't like it, eat it! It makes clump of grey-green leave
allium_unifolium_murrayanum.jpg Allium unifolium is a neat, short, allium with slender grey-green leaves that die back before the flowers are open. In spring bright, open, bell-shaped, deep pink flowers are produced in umbels of up to 20. It is also sometimes known as Allium murrayanum, and as Allium un