Allium cepa proliferum

Egyptian Tree Onion

Oignon Egyptien
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This is a mystery plant: origins unknown, and it is found nowhere in the wild. It is hermaphrodite and is pollinated by bees and insects. Small lavender flowers appear in summer followed by clusters of new onion bulbs at the top of green stems. Deep red bulbs have a very strong onion flavour and can be eaten raw or cooked, as can the fleshy leaves. Bulbs can be harvested in late summer and stored in a cool, dry place for planting the following spring. Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beets and chamomile. Can not grow in the shade. Average soil requirements.

Plant details
Category
Perennial
Exposure
SunnyPartial ShadeShade
Rusticity
Zone3 to 5
Height
12 to 24 inches
Staggering
Flowering
Summer

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