Allium fistulosum

Welsh Onion, Scallion, Spring Onion

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.
Allium fistulosum, Welsh Onion, Scallion, Spring Onion
This biennial or perennial with cylindrical bulbs sprouts foot-long hollow, edible leaves. Leaves and flower stems are the diameter of a pencil. Clusters of yellow-white flowers spring from 2-inch stems, like ribs on an umbrella. Produces bulbuls.

Attributes - Allium fistulosum

Plant Type: Bulb, Vegetable

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White, Yellow

Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 9 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Edible, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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