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Allium neapolitanum

Naples onion

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Scented flowers, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Lynn Keddie, copyright GAP Photos (55633)

Plant details

A fine species from the Mediterranean with narrow leaves and many-flowered heads of pure white, sweetly-scented flowers that are great for cutting. Easy to grow, plants enjoy a sunny position in well-drained soil.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: neapolitanum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 5cm

Time to divide plants: February to May

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