Soil preference: Loam, chalk, clay,sand ; acid, neutral, Alkaline ; most but well-drained
Flowering/fruiting month: May-June
0.15-0.2 metres height
0.1-0.15 metres spread
A charming plant for the rock or herb garden. The narrow, blue-green leaves are twisted, emerging from the base in a spiral pattern. They smell like onions when they are bruised. The compactness of the clumps makes this species ideal for edging. They are great in containers and troughs too
Not a huge amount of care needed.Though a bulb, clumps can be divided when they become crowded.