Leek, Alpine (Allium victorialis), packet of 20 seeds
Family: Onion (Alliacea)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 9
Bulbous clumping perennial native to low elevation sites in mountains of Europe and Asia, flowering to 2 feet. Strong-flavored bulbs are used in much the same way as garlic, a pungent condiment and vermifuge. The plant repels insects and burrowing creatures. Plant prefers moist, calcareous soil of rockery, edge of woodlands or streamside. Sow seeds as soon as possible after receipt. Sow in potting soil in pots kept in the greenhouse or a sunny window. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Do not transplant until bulbs are formed. Space plants 6 inches apart.
20 seeds per packet