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Allium triquetrum


Allium triquetrum, three-cornered leek, is a rare, edible species tolerant of shade with loose clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers.

Allium triquetrum, or three-cornered leek, is a rare species of the Mediterranean basin with loose clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers, each petal with a green line down the middle, held on three-angled stems atop . All parts of the plant are edible with a mild leek or onion flavour. Tolerant of shade.

Common Name: Three-Cornered Leek

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Meadows, woodland clearings, river banks and roadsides from sea level to 850 metres (2,790 ft).


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Europe and Africa - Atlantic Islands

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