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    Default Allium tricoccum: common name “Ramps” or “Wild Leeks”

    If you’ve been following the “Ornamental Allium Seed” thread on the Flower Mill you may have seen the discussion on “Ramps” (short version of the discussion below). Anyone know a supplier of Ramps/Wild Leek seed in the UK, please?

    Thread: “interesting edible alliums with attractive flowers, tall chives with quite spectacular pinky purple flowers that look stunning en masse. If you can get hold of seeds of wild leek, the flowers are about the size of tennis balls and the plants are a couple of feet tall.

    "Wild Leeks" seem to be native to N.E. USA, grow best in shaded areas under tree cover, called "ramps" in the culinary world but seeds, even in USA, quite rare and haven't found any at all in the UK. I'll try on the seed thread... 
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    Grateful for any advice. Thanks. bb.
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    Bazzaboy - just put this link on the other thread for you Wild Leek - Allium ampeloprasum var babingtonii | Shipton Bulbs
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    Oh great, thank you VC. They're quite expensive aren't they (for "wild" seeds, £1.50 each, are they life enhancing?) They only seem to be available August to October so will order nearer the time. Many thanks.
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    I hadn't realised they were so expensive or difficult to obtain. Life enhancing? - no, only when you're walking through an avenue of them, heads bobbing in the breeze and wafting the scent of garlic at you. I'll have to go over to Flat Holm between August and October to see whether I can find any wind-damaged plants!
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    I think they are bulbs? Either way, they are still very expensive. I had a look at theme here: Poyntzfield Herb Nursery - Culinary & Aromatic Herbs

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    Interesting nursery, kfan, thank you, have made a note of that one for future pondering...
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