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Allium sativum (Garlic)

A. sativum forms long, narrow flat leaves, white flowers on a tall stalk and an edible, stongly scented bulb divided into bulbets or cloves, contained in a whitish skin.
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium cepa (Onion)

A. cepa is a bulbous perennial with strap-like green leaves cultivated as an edible vegetable.
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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Allium ursinum (Wild garlic)

Other names: Ramsons wild garlic

A. ursinum is an edible, bulbous, perennial groundcover with linear, green leaves appearing in midwinter. It has white flowers in spring and then dies down in early summer.
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium oreophilum (Allium oreophilum)

Other names: Allium ostrowskianum

A. oreophilum is a low-growing bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves. In late spring or early summer, it bears clusters of dainty rose-pink flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.2m
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Ultimate height 0.15m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium moly (Golden garlic)

Other names: Golden flowered garlic, Lily leek, Moly, Sorcerer's garlic, Yellow garlic, Yellow onion

A. moly is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with grey-green strap-shaped leaves and umbels of golden yellow, star-shaped flowers on wiry stems in early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.25m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium nevskianum (Turkistan onion)

A. nevskianum is a compact, bulbous perennial with one or two broadly elliptic, often purple-flushed, grey-green leaves and dense, spherical umbels of star-shaped, reddish-pink to purple-pink flowers in early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.15m
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Ultimate height 0.15m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium aflatunense (Ornamental onion)

Other names: Persian onion

A. aflatunense is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, mid-green leaves and erect, slightly ribbed stems bearing dense, spherical umbels of star-shaped, purple-pink flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium nigrum (Black garlic)

Other names: Allium multibulbosum, Broad-leaved onion , Allium afrum, Allium bauerianum, Allium magicum, Allium paucibulbosum, Kalabotis nigrum

A. nigrum is a bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves. In mid-summer, it produces globular heads of white, star-shaped flowers on upright stems. It gets its name from the dark centres to its flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.4m
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Ultimate height 0.45m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Allium nutans (Blue chives)

Other names: Siberian chives, Siberian garlic chives, Flat-stalked garlic

A. nutans is a bulbous, aromatic, clump-forming perennial with flat, broadly linear, blue to grey-green leaves and erect stems bearing dense, spherical, pale pink flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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