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Latin name: Allium Cepa

Plant type: Bulb

Exposure: Sheltered

Sun/shade: Full Sun

Soil type: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

Months of flowering: June, July, August

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline

Flower colours: White, Purple

Petals: 5, 7+

Arrangement: Cluster, Umbell

Note – Onions are only useful for bees if allowed to flower which means you can’t harvest them when you would usually. Please remove this plant from your list if you don’t allow it to flower.