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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Egyptian walking onions are a unique plant which produces the next generation in a crown of bulblets atop their stalks in lieu of flowers. They can be used as scallions, and the bulblets can be eaten, as well as the parent bulb. They are very pungent.

    Latin Name

    Allium x proliferum


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Also Known As

    Tree Onion Topsetting Onion


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

    Bernard McMahon of Philadelphia listed them in his 1802 seed catalog.


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