Scientific Name: Allium cepa Form: Vase
Common Name:bulb onion, spring onion , shallot Texture:Fine
Family Name:AmaryllidaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Biennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: White, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Black, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Bulbs mostly clustered with papery covering, white to brownish or reddish; leaves cylindrical, linear; umbels spherical, densely flowered on peduncle up to 1 m tall; florets stellate, pedicels 3-4 times as long as the tepals which are 4-5 mm long and greenish-white.