Allium fistulosum

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 1 Professionals
Common Name: scallion
Type: Bulb
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Native Range: Not known in wild
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Annual, Vegetable
Tolerate: Deer, Black Walnut


Sow seeds in early spring for summer use and in July or August for fall and spring use. Plant 1/4” to 1/2” apart and 1/2" deep in rows of 2” to 3” bands in well- drained, sandy and limey soil. Any organic material should be well composted. Provide regular shallow cultivation to reduce weed competition. These are “bulbless” bunching onions and may be harvested as they reach a size for practical use. Continue harvesting as needed. Best if grown fast with adequate water.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Bunching onions are hardy and take up very little space.


Few pests affect Japanese bunching onions.

Garden Uses

Widely used raw in all manners of salads, garnish for soups and stews, and in Chinese cooking and stir fry.