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Grow in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. The bulbs should be planted in the autumn and will prefer hot dry areas in a sandy loam-based potting compost or in raised beds.
You can grow from seed when ripe in the spring or divide the clumps in spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for onion fly, downy mildew and white rot.