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What have I grown, newbie help.

I'm extremely new to gardening and when we bought our new home I bought some alliums to plant. What's growing definitely doesn't look right, it smells like onions and after checking previous threads I think this is a good sign but I still have no idea what it is. Any help please? 


  • PurpleRosePurpleRose North YorkshirePosts: 538
    Hi and welcome.

    I think they are Alliums. 

    In the centre, that is where the flower comes from. If the stalk it isn't there yet, it will be soon.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,101
    Certainly some kind of Allium given the oniony smell, but there are lots of different ones so it's a case of wait and see if you don't have the packet/label. The leaves don't look like mine, which are Purple Sensation.
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    East Anglia
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,101
    They remind me of leeks but I thought they were grown from seed?
  • Asarum said:
    That is exactly what I was worried about them being 🤣
    It was from a bag just labelled purple Alliums from B and M. I realised my mistake at buying this sort of bargain now they have grown and I'm comparing them to the ones I bought at a garden centre.
    No flower head as yet so I'm hoping it shows up eventually.
    Thank you for your replies.
  • JennyJ said:
    They remind me of leeks but I thought they were grown from seed?
    Yes, your right.  I do have some leeks growing, that were from seeds so thank you for reminding me and giving some reassurance  that they are not leeks. Few! I was worried then. Thank you
  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511
    They look exactly like my allium Summer Drummer with the twist to the leaves and the red base to the stems. 
    I grow a lot of alliums, they are all a little different in their leaves and growth habit. 
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