Perennial from the Alliaceae family.
Origin: Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Despite its ease of cultivation and care, it has high decorative properties. The basal green leaves are very thin and long, gracefully hanging to the ground, and the central long peduncles tend upward, releasing, like fireworks, openwork umbrellas of inflorescences with yellow-green stamens, which have a spicy aroma.
Inflorescence colour: white. Inflorescence diameter: 7-10 cm.
Natural flowering period: April - June.
Flowering plant height: 25 cm.
Distance between plants: 40 cm.
Soil Requirements: well-drained, medium nutrient.
Use: for rock garden, very good for cutting into bouquets.
The Neapolitan onion is traditionally sold as a primrose in Italy and France. The Neapolitan onion blooms for a long time and is great for decorating the lawn and alpine hills, as well as planting in borders and flower beds.
Winter hardiness zones: Z4 - Z9.
1.0 g = 520 seeds.
Bot. syn.: Allium album Santi, Allium candidissimum Cav., Allium cowanii Lindl., Allium inodorum Aiton, Allium lacteum Sm., Allium palaestinum Kollm., Allium sieberianum Schult., Allium subhirsutum var. glabrum Regel, Allium sulcatum DC., Allium sulcatum Delile, Nothoscordum inodorum (Aiton) G.Nicholson.