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Perpetual onion

Allium cepa "Perutile"

One of the best kitchen garden perennials: leaves available much of the year, tasting of onion.

PLANT TYPE Vegetable

PLANT HABIT Perennial

USES Culinary

DESCRIPTION

Also known as everready or everlasting onion. A rare and not well known but brilliant little plant that provides oniony tasting allium leaves. It’s a compact clump forming allium, small in stature so very resilient and works well interplanted with other species. The whole leaf and root of the leaf stem can be used as a spring onion - though normally we just pick the leaves. Occasionally white flowers on mature plants. Likes fertile, well drained soil.

PRODUCT NOTES 1 large (divisable: so you can start with three smaller plants if you like) plant sent bare rooted from ground stock.

RECOMMENDED LOCATION Pot, Kitchen garden

Aspect Full sun

Height 30cm

Spread 30cm

Hardiness Extremely hardy. Grows through Russian winters. Will die back in extreme cold and dry summers, and then return.

Management and care To multiply, dig up and carefully prise apart into separate bunches in early spring.

Origin/history

Quite a rare plant and it’s difficult to find much information about it online. If you know of this plant’s origin’s, please do email us via our contact form!

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Perpetual onion