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botanical name:
Allium tuberosum
Allium tuberosum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chinese Chives, Garlic chives
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Fast growing bulbous perennial with short rhizomes and edible, narrow, keeled, green basal and stem-sheathing leaves. Fragrant, star-shaped white flowers from late summer to autumn.

Moist, well drained soil in sun.

Leaves, bulbs, seeds and flowers are edible.
Attractive to bees.

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