Leeks are an onion relative with strappy green leaves which an edible stalk which is usually blanched.

Latin Name

Allium ampeloprasum


Family

Amaryllidaceae


Type of Plant

Vegetable

Bloom Season

June - June


Seasons

Winter
Spring

Specifications

Max Height: 2.5'
Max Spread: 1'

Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Black Walnut

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Northern Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, southern North America, Caribbean, South America


    History

    William Faris of Annapolis, Maryland was growing leeks in his garden in 1790.


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