they will spread by seed! I keep pulling up the young ones or they try to take
these are ONIONS and they spread like crazy.
is they look lonely in a spread-out grid. Will they spread by forming clumps? Or
should I plant more in the coming fall?
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
some will and some won't. i have clumps of one
variety (a darker purple almost burgundy color) that
have divided in place but the seeds have not sprouted
elsewhere in that garden.
i have another type (azure) which spreads by seeds
along with dividing in place, but it isn't too bad
as compared to what chives can do.
chives have been the more aggressive seed
producers and spread quite easily.
that is why i asked what type of allium as
there are so many (one latest catalogue had
about 20 varieties and i'm sure there are
I wish I had kept a record of what kind they are. Based on pictures in Brent and
Becky's catalog, they might be allium moly "Jeanine". They are about ten inches
tall, with yellow-flowered heads perhaps an inch and a half in width on the
divide in place more than self-seed. put a good
border around them if you want them to stay put.
we have a small patch of some similar plants (may
not be that specific variety but they are a yellow-
flowering moly) and i don't see them spreading by
seeds that much. they do divide in place fairly
well so if you want to keep them in place you need
a good border. compared to chives they are a cake-
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