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Leek

Allium porrum

Also known as

St David's Lily, Cenhinen

Allium porrum false vivipary, valse viviparie bewerkt by Rasbak (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

3a-9b

USDA zone

-40°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Leek Overview

Grown for their long fleshy stems and strong taste, this species is a staple vegetable in many countries and is widely grown. This plant also has great ornamental value, producing large, spherical, pompom-like blooms on tall bare stems.

Common problems with Leek

Leek Companion Plants

How to harvest Leek

Harvest early summer. Pull the whole plant up and cut off excess roots.

How to propagate Leek

Seed

Sow into seed trays early Spring and transplant into beds once grown enough to handle.

Special features of Leek

Crop rotation

Wet sites

Other uses of Leek

Edible

Leeks are used in a multitude of recipes and cuisines.

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