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Babington leek

Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii

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Babington leek is a member of the Allium family. Its botanical name is Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii.

This plant is hardy to USDA zone 6, is not frost tender and goes to flower from July to August. Can grow in very alkaline soils.1

Babington leek grows as an annual and is a flowering edible vegetable. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.

Normally grows with a stemless habit.

Try planting Babington leek if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

Babington leek tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Babington leek have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Babington leek

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Babington leek is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage.

See our list of companion Plants for Babington leek to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Babington leek from seed

Transplanting Babington leek

Babington leek is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

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