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Allium babbingtonii



Latin Name

   Allium babbingtonii

Alternative Name


Description & Uses

     A leek-like plant that forms a mass of bulbils as well as flowers on the flower head.  The underground bulbs can be used wherever garlic would be used.

Cultivation

     Babbington's leek has never been known to set seed so propogation is carried out by planting either the bulbils from the flower-head of the plant or by planting the 'daughter' plants that form as off-sets from the main bulb.  It should be planted in full sun, but is tolerant of poor soils.  Bulbs should be set about 4" apart with the tip of the bulb about 0.5" under the surface.

     Bulbs are ready to harvest after late summer.

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