This charming little plant from the dry hills of southern Europe produces many-flowered umbels of glistening-yellow, vaguely bell-shaped flowers with prominently protruding stamens in early summer. Best planted in clusters or allowed to self-seed, it does of its best in an open, sunny position in well-drained soil.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Yellow Onion