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James H. Schutte

(Garden Leek)

Delicate, sweet and lacking the hot acidic taste of onions, Tadorna garden leek is a must for the herb and vegetable garden! This selection is has very dark blue-green leaves and is known for its holding qualities once mature in the cool soils of fall and winter, if not frozen. Usually grown as an annual, it is a slow-growing biennial that isn't affected by diseases that afflict onions. When 'Tadorna' flowers (in the second year), it produces pinkish white flowers in the spring. Small bulbils form...

Image of Allium ramosum photo by: International Flower Bulb Centre

International Flower Bulb Centre

(Chinese Chives)

An ornamental onion that bears beautiful snowy flowers in summer, this hardy bulbous perennial is a less invasive relative of garlic chives (Allium tuberosum). It is native to the steppes of Central Asia.

Arising from a slender, cylindrical bulb with netted fibers, the semicircular, hollow, edible leaves of this ornamental onion clasp the base of the shin- to knee-high flower stem. The numerous white, cup-shaped flowers cluster atop the stem on ascending stalks, forming a shuttlecock-shaped...

Image of Allium rosenbachianum photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Showy Onion)

This bulbous perennial is grown for its large round deep-purple flower heads which bloom in mid to late spring atop tall leafless stems. The broad, strappy, shiny basal leaves wither as the flowers emerge. This ornamental onion is similar to and often confused with several other Central and West Asian alliums.

Plant the bulbs in fertile, well drained soil at a depth two to three times their diameter. This plant likes ample sun and dryish summer conditions. Lift and divide the bulbs only when...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Showy Onion)

This bulbous perennial is grown for its large round deep-purple umbels of star-shaped flower clusters with prominent, almost sparkly stamens. It blooms in mid to late spring atop tall leafless stems. The broad, strappy, shiny basal leaves wither as the flowers emerge. This ornamental onion is similar to and often confused with several other Central and West Asian alliums.

Plant the bulbs in fertile, well drained soil at a depth two to three times their diameter. This plant likes ample sun and...

Image of Allium sativum photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Cultivated Garlic, Garlic)

Among the many members of the onion family, garlic (Allium sativum), holds a place of honor for its essential culinary role. It offers distinctive, pungent flavor in cuisines across the globe. This ancient crop that was first grown in present day Central Asia and India before it reached the Ancient Egyptians through trade and they began cultivating it around 3200 BC. The ancient Hebrews, Greeks and Romans also valued garlic for food and as a medicinal curative.

Garlic is a hardy bulbous...

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Jessie Keith

(Hardneck Garlic, Porcelain Garlic)

Among the many members of the onion family, garlic (Allium sativum), holds a place of honor for its essential culinary role. It offers distinctive, pungent flavor in cuisines across the globe. This ancient crop that was first grown in present day Central Asia and India before it reached the Ancient Egyptians through trade and they began cultivating it around 3200 BC. The ancient Hebrews, Greeks and Romans also valued garlic for food and as a medicinal curative.

Garlic is a hardy bulbous...

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James H. Schutte

(Chives)

Most know only know chives as a chopped herb sprinkled on salads or added to cream cheese for mild onion flavor and green color, but chives are much more than that. This lovely bulbous perennial produces a bottle brush of fine, cylindrical foliage in spring and becomes topped with beautiful lavender-pink, sometimes white, clover-like flowerheads in late spring or early summer. It is a far-flung and diverse onion that’s native across much of the northern hemisphere, so it has been historically used...

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Mark A. Miller

(Chives)

Chives are a bulbous perennial grown primarily for their edible, pungent, dark-green foliage. As a bonus, pale purple clover-like edible flower heads bloom from spring to summer. Profusion chives bear an abundance of sterile flowers which last longer than those of other forms.

Plant the bulbs in fertile, well drained soil at a depth two to three times their width. Once established, chives tolerate some drought. Lift and divide the clumps only when they become crowded. The leaves can be chopped...

Image of Allium schubertii photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Schubert's Onion, Tumbleweed Onion)

Few alliums can match the stellar, celestial majesty of the gigantic flowers Schubert's Onion produces in late spring. Its enormous, delicate, radial umbels of starry silvery purple flowers can reach the size of a soccer ball. The flower stalks in the head are of different lengths, giving the spidery blooms even more depth and interest. This hardy perennial bulb originates from the Mediterranean and Central Asia.

The large oniony bulb of this allium produces a basal clump of bright green, lance-shaped...

Image of Allium scorodoprasum photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Sand Leek)

A variable plant that can be either a beautiful ornamental or a vicious weed, this hardy bulbous perennial comes from Europe, Iran, and the Caucasus.

Growing from a small, ovoid, tawny-coated bulb, this sometimes ornamental onion has stubby grass-like leaves that clasp the base of the solitary, short to tall flowering stem. A compact, spherical cluster of purple or lilac flowers crowns the stem in late spring and early summer, attracting bees and butterflies. In some forms of this onion, small...