Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii
Also known as
Wild Leek, Wild leek
Babington's Leek Overview
Also known as Allium babingtonii, this species is a perennial herb with linear to strap-shaped medium green leaves. The flower heads can reach up to two metres in height. They are comprised of pink-purple bell-like flowers held in umbels with the occasional bulbil which are grow longer than the flowers and give the impression the flower head is exploding. When the flower dies down, these bulbils can root in the surrounding soil, so that colonies of these plants can 'walk' across the terrain.
How to propagate Babington's Leek
You can grow from seed when ripe in the spring, Divide the clumps in the spring.
Other uses of Babington's Leek
Grown as an ornamental as well as for culinary use. The bulbs have a mild garlic flavour. Grown for for the same medicinal uses as garlic but is milder and less effective.