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Allium cepa Perutile

For sale by Alex Taylor

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Ever-ready onion. Evergreen, non-flowering. Eat the green leaf & the small bulb, good in salads, or use 4/5 instead of average bulb onion when cooking. Useful in Spring when stored onions have finished. Lift & re-plant a few for continuous supply, easy & very disease resistant, everyone should grow some.

Allium cepa Perutile | Edinburgh, EH15
Allium cepa Perutile | Edinburgh, EH15
Allium cepa Perutile | Edinburgh, EH15
Plant Size
Total Price
30cm × 30cm × 5
£5.00

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Plant Finder: about the Allium genus

Common names

Onion

Description

Allium genus (Onion). This genus consists of perennials, some of which are edible with bulbs, rhizomes or fibrous rootstocks. They will nearly all have basal leaves which smell of onions when crushed. Most of them have small flowers which are packed together in a dense spherical or shuttlecock shaped umbel.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and will require an open, sunny situation with well drained soil. If left undisturbed a clump can be formed. Plant at a depth of approximately 12cm.

Interest and use

Grown for bulbs (which can be edible) and flowers, and foliage which can be decorative and/or edible, depending on the species. Dried umbels of tall border species are used for winter decoration. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.25m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

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