Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

UT Gardens' May 2020 Plant of the Month: 'Warrior' Onion


Submitted by Jason Reeves,

Research Horticulturist,

University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson

The ‘Warrior’ onion is not just a plant for the dinner table. It has become one of my favorite plants for its beautiful blue spiky foliage that stands out all season long.

Commonly referred to as a green, spring, or bunching onion, ‘Warrior’ is good for eating but great when used as an ornamental. This selection is easy to grow from seed or plants. Sow seed indoors in March or outdoors in mid to late April. Seed can be direct sown in the garden, but for best results, start them in good qu...

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