Carpets of flowers and tasty leaves in shade.
Somewhat like chives, with broad, flat medium green leaves up to 14" long.
Masses of bell-like white flowers in spring.
One of the best plants to naturalize in shade--a carpet of the flowers under a fruit tree in spring is a sight to behold.
Chinese Leek, Hiro Haba. Wonderful for salad, garnish, stir-fry, sandwiches. Leaves, buds, and stems are all edible, with a mild garlic flavor raw or cooked.
Broad, flat leaves up to 14" long. Edible flowers. Shade-loving perennial.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium tuberosum
Start in flats in early spring. Transplant 5" apart to full sun to partial shade, in a well composted soil. Forms perennial clump to 10-24". Easily grown; fastest growth and most succulent usable stems if there is adequate water and compost. Will survive even in boggy poorly drained conditions or shallow standing water. Cut small bunches right at the base rather than clipping a large area, for best regrowth. Remove flowering stems, which are tough.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: ALL/Matures 8-17/Harvest 0-6/Yield 100-540/Spacing 6"
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