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Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group) 'Longor'PBR
  • RHS AGM

shallot 'Longor'

A bulbous perennial grown as a vegetable with long strappy grey-green leaves. These elongated edible French shallots have a purple-brown outer skin and pink flesh ready for harvest from summer well into autumn.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Clay
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver Green
Summer Grey Silver Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Will grow well in any fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position. Can be grown in containers. Ready to harvest within 90 days when leaves turn yellow and flop over. See allium cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by onion sets. See how to grow: onions or sowing vegetable seeds

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

May require deadheading

Pests

May be susceptible to Onion fly, Onion leafminer, Leak moth

Diseases

May be susceptible to downy mildew, white rot

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