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Allium tuberosum

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0.1 litres

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Plant Finder: about Allium tuberosum

Common names

Chinese chives, Garlic chives, Oriental garlic, Fragrant-flowered garlic


Allium tuberosum (Chinese chives). A vigorous, upright species which will grow about 45cm high with leaves which are narrow and strap-shaped. It will produce umbels of fragrant star-shaped white flowers in late summer to autumn.


Although also grown in the tropics, this species is fairly frost tolerant. This plant can be invasive.

Interest and use

Cultivated for centuries in East Asia, this edible species is now widely grown throughout the world for its leaves, used as a green vegetable.

This plant can also be used for cut and dried flowers.

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Allium tuberosum | Oxford, OX2 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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    Keen to try any perennial or short lived perennial vegetables. I also like experimenting with growing in different ways so plants overwinter and continue cropping the following year.

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