Herb latin name: Nothoscordum gracile
Synonyms: Allium fragrans, Allium inodorum, Nothoscordum fragrans, Nothoscordum inodorum
Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family)
Edible parts of Nothoscordum gracile:Bulb - raw or cooked. A garlic substitute, it is used as a spice.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy roadsides, woods and cultivated ground.
Propagation of Nothoscordum gracile:Seed - best sown as soon as ripe in a cold frame. Spring sown seed germinates freely. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in spring. Division of offsets after the leaves die down in summer. Larger bulbs can be replanted immediately into their permanent positions. It is best to pot up the smaller bulbs and grow them on for a year before planting them out when dormant in late summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy roadsides, woods and cultivated ground.
Medicinal use of Nothoscordum gracile:None known
Known hazards of Nothoscordum gracile:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.