Bleu de Solaise Leek

110-120 days. An extremely hardy French heirloom with stalks up to 20” tall, this gorgeous Leek can be overwintered in even the coldest of climates, allowing harvest through winter and into spring! It’s deep blue-green leaves take on a blue-purple hue as winter sets in. The thick white shafts are mild and sweet. This Leek is pretty enough for your ornamental borders. (OP.)

One packet of about 250 seeds

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  • These graceful members of the Amaryllidaceae family are easily grown in kitchen gardens, much to the dismay of local grocers who normally command a king's ransom for them. Also known as Allium porrum, Leeks may be grown in partly sunny spots. For home gardeners, we recommend raising them as transplants, since seedlings are delicate at first. You may, however, direct-sow when soil reaches over 45°F in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. To avoid breaking their tender stalks, use a spade to loosen the soil around the Leeks' roots before harvesting. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 1 year.
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These graceful members of the Amaryllidaceae family are easily grown in kitchen gardens, much to the dismay of local grocers who normally command a king's ransom for them. Also known as Allium porrum, Leeks may be grown in partly sunny spots. For home gardeners, we recommend raising them as transplants, since seedlings are delicate at first. You may, however, direct-sow when soil reaches over 45°F in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. To avoid breaking their tender stalks, use a spade to loosen the soil around the Leeks' roots before harvesting. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 1 year.
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