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Scientific Name: Allium tuberosum
Pronunciation: AL-ee-um too-bur-OH-sum
Common Name: garlic chives, Chinese chives
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Clump forming; leaves long, strap-shaped (hollow but flattened in c.s.) and from a single tuft (basal).
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Herb, Perennial border, Rock garden, Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
garlic chives, Chinese chives
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, (tepal midrib reddish-brown)
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Spicy
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, (seeds black)
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Bulbs, Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:dead head to control spread
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
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(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
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