Leek
(Allium ampeloprasum)

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One of the easiest flowers to grow is the Leek. Normally grown as a vegetable for its swollen stem bases, it can also be grown for its beautiful round heads of mauve flowers. These form over late spring and early summer from clumps of blue-grey ‘onion-like’ leaves.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Colours
Green, White, Pink
Gardens
Cottage