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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Allium schoenoprasum 'Album' Allium schoenoprasum white-flowered
Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem
A. schoenoprasum f. albiflorum is a clump-forming, bulbous herbaceous perennial, up to 30cm high, with edible, hollow, cylindrical, grass-like leaves, and spherical, pure white flowerheads, 1.5cm across, in early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun or partial shade; for edible leaves, grow in moist but well-drained medium soil, while for flowers, grow in lighter and drier soil; for more advice see Allium cultivation
Propagate by seed (may not come true if non-white chives are growing nearby) or by division during spring or autumn into groups of 5 or 6 plants, and replant at spacings of 20-30cm
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Cut Flowers Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required, except cutting the leaves for eating, preferably with scissors, and deadheading
Pests May be affected by slugs and snails
May be affected by onion white rot and downy mildews
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