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PlantFiles: Leek
Allium porrum 'Blue Solaize'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: porrum (POH-rum) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Solaize
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bleu de Solaise)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lzyjo On Jul 8, 2010, lzyjo from Thompsons Station, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Extremely cold hardy. Overwintered in Zone 7 with no protection. Lovely thick fleshy bases after blanching with soil. Beautiful foliage.

Positive rebecca101 On Oct 18, 2007, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This one and Giant Musselburgh are my favorite leeks so far. This one has beautiful blue-green leaves, and nice chunky thick stems. Stems are fairly long, too.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

.French heirloom. Blue-colored leaves that turn violet after a cold spell. Very large, 15-20" stalks, sweet medium-long shaft, extremely hardy. 100-120 days from transplant."

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 23, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 105 day French cultivar.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spencer, Massachusetts
Thompsons Station, Tennessee
Bristol, Vermont
Madison, Wisconsin

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