|Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
The bulb of this pungent, strong-smelling onion reaches 4 inches wide. Choose from numerous shapes and colors, such as white, yellow, brown or purple-red. Star-shaped, greenish white flowers appear in summer.
Attributes - Allium cepa
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.