Allium schoenoprasum

Fine green onions with narrow tubular foliage that is the perfect topping for a baked potato, in herb butter, or added to an omelet. A nice edging for your herb garden or in a container, they will bloom in spring with lavender-pink flowers. Harvest for use by clipping leaves at the base.
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4 - 9

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAL-ee-um sfay-ro-SEF-uh-lon
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide average, well-drained soil; does not tolerate soggy, waterlogged soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establishroot system; once established, tolerates drier conditions. Promptly remove spent blooms to prevent reseeding. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring. Clumps may be divided in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

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