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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Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

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

Regional

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

Spencer, Massachusetts

Thompsons Station, Tennessee

Bristol, Vermont

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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

A 105 day French cultivar.