unidentified bulb


Hi, can anyone tell me what this bulb is, it must be a flower because I planted it! The bulb is small but the dark green leaves are 2 foot long and very grass like.There is a thickening on the  bulb on the left, maybe the flowers come from that!

I have never had any flowers off it ,perhaps it doesn't like where it is in the garden.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    Any smell of onion about the leaves shadowflo?

  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    It does remarkably look like a Spring Onion! I think Nutcutlet has the right idea.

    Taste a bit of it to make your `Differential Diagnosis` - yes, I am a retired Medic!

  • cypresseedcypresseed Posts: 12

    looks a bit like Chives to me, mine too a couple of years to flower and yes they would smell like mild onion.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    There are those other tallish alliums with nothing much up top as well. reddish colour. and lots of them will seed around to make initially non flowering plants. I wonder how many of them are edible. 


  • LynLyn Posts: 8,085

    It looks like chive but i have never had any that are 2ft high.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    We have had tall chives where the bed got rather overshadowed.  Either way, I agree that this is surely an allium of some sort, whether edible or ornamental will need to be seen - the drumstick types may be around that size now? 

  • PatsyDPatsyD Posts: 35

    Looks like chives or some other kind of allium to me too.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Could be a Welsh Onion!

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