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Scallions Allium Fistulosum

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 20 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 20 Inches
  • Growing Zones 6 - 8

Allium Fistulosum, Scallions, or Bunching Onions, are delicious and easy to grow. They have a wide variety of culinary uses and have a sweet, mild flavor. Washed and trimmed scallions are long-lasting in the refrigerator, and are easy to dry and store. Their bright-green, grass-like stalks are attractive and simple to harvest. One bulb can quickly multiply into a clump of dozens. Scallions are very resilient. They support critical pollinators, and the Fistulosum variety are deer resistant.

Growing Scallions Allium Fistulosum

Allium Fistulosum Scallions grow in clumps. To harvest, remove a clump, separate what you wish to use, then replant the remainder. Scallions are most successful in soil with a pH of 6.0 - 7.0 that is well-drained. Their roots are shallow and can rot if placed in standing water for too long.

Scallions Allium Fistulosum Plant Care

It takes scallions between 8 and 10 weeks to grow to maturity, and they can reach up to 20 inches in height. Scallions need ample sun, and should receive approximately six hours of sunlight most days. They should be spaced 2-3 inches apart when transplanting or setting.

You should start growing your scallions indoors 8-10 weeks before the last heavy frost of the year. Sow them in a thin layer covered with ¼ inch of seed starting soil and keep them moist and warm. You can plant your seedlings outdoors when the stalks reach the size of a pencil. New seedlings should be planted in a place where they are safe from wind, chill, and hot sun.

Scallions can thrive both indoor and outdoors and do well in a variety of pots and containers. You can choose any pot that is at least six inches deep.

Ample water is most important when the bulbs of scallions are forming. Soil for Scallions should be even and moist. Outdoor beds should be watered every two days or when the soil appears dry.

When indoor seedlings reach 3 to 4 weeks in maturity, you can use a starter solution of half water, half houseplant food. Seedlings do not need much fertilization and should only be fertilized once. Outdoors, it is best to work a balanced fertilizer into the soil before sowing.

Scallions Allium Fistulosum Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 20 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 10 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Sara's Superb Herbs
Common Name: Scallions Allium Fistulosum
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