VERY HARDY. 12-18" dark green tubular grass-like leaves and lavender-pink flowers are EDIBLE. Add a fresh, delicate mild green-onion flavor when added to soups, potatoes, eggs, cheese dishes, salads and other favorite recipes. Grow indoors, in containers or sow outdoors.
**Plant throughout garden to deter pests; plant near carrots to improve growth and repel carrot flies.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Perennial plants live for more than two years. They return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years.