ALLIUM schoenoprasum

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ALLIUM schoenoprasum

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Select Item No. AO241

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

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
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 in culture. For Europe, the cultivation of ALLIUM schoenoprasum can be detected since the Middle Ages. It was grown in many varieties, such as 'Forescate', 'Elbe' or 'Polyvit' whose flower color, flowering period or taste differ from the species.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: smooth surface, hollow stems, parallel 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: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
750
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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