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Allium proliferum

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Egyptian walking onion plants and bulbils available. 30cm plants at £3 or 5 bulbils for £3. Swaps considered. Can post the bulbils. Bulbils fresh, this years crop.

Allium proliferum  | Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8
Allium proliferum  | Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8
Allium proliferum  | Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8
Plant Size
Total Price
30cm × 2cm

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Plant Finder: about Allium proliferum

Common names

Egyptian walking onions, Tree onions, Egyptian tree onions, Winter onions, Top onions


Allium proliferum (Egyptian walking onions). Prolific, perennial onion, that is one of the first to appear in spring. It has hollow green leaves up to 90cm and top-setting bulbets. These 'topsets' generally appear from the second year after planting and range from as few as 2 to 30+ per plant. Gravity pulls them to the ground where they root and create new plants. The onions that root are similar in size to shallots.


Plant bulblets in soil 5cm deep and 20cm apart in rows or clusters. Do not allow to be too wet. They like semi-moist well-drained conditions in full sun.

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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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8
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