An edible onion flavoured herb, also known as walking onions, it grows bulblets instead of flowers which root into the soil once the main stem collapses.
- Fun to grow
- All parts are edible
- Dye herb
- Good flavour
An unusual looking herb with the aerial florets that form along and on top of the stem and which eventually root into the soil once the stem dies back. All parts of this strongly onion flavoured herb can be used in culinary dishes and though not often used medicinally it is good for oral problems and tooth decay and as poultice for drawing pus from sores.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - August
A fascinating herb to grow and easy to look after. Tree onions will be fine in areas where there is a mixture of sun and shade and grow more successfully with a richer soil. They are happy in both containers and the ground and reliably come up each year. The small plantlets that are produced on top and along the stem will begin to drop off when ripe in late summer (this is also when the stems may begin to collapse) and this is a good time to pick them. They can be replanted into fresh soil or compost, by just pushing them lightly into the surface where they will root – they can also be stored for a couple of months if needed. If left to their own devices they will drop and root themselves into the earth.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.