ALLIUM schoenoprasum

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ALLIUM schoenoprasum

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Select Item No. AA241

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Alliaceae
Origin: Southeast Europe to Middle East: rocky pastures, damp meadows, along creeks.
Special Features: Aromatic scented. Classic culinary herb with distinctive flavor and essential ingredients such as vitamins A and C. Edible flowers.
Historical: Perhaps in China earlier than in Europe cultivated. For Europe, the cultivation of ALLIUM schoenoprasum can be detected since the Middle Ages. It has been bred in many varieties, such as 'Forescate', 'Elbe' or 'Polyvit' whose flower color and flowering differ from the species.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: smooth surface, hollow stems, paralell veins, deep green
Growth Habit: bulbous / clumping / arching
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: beneficial plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.38889 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
720
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
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