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I first encountered this self-seeding ('multiplier') biennial allium through the Heritage Seed Library of the HDRA - now known also as Garden Organic: http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/

Babington's leek

You can read more about the Allium ampeloprasum babbingtonii in the excellent Plants for a Future database, which has extensive information about thousands of useful plants which can thrive in temperate climates such as the UK.

http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Allium+ampeloprasum+babbingtonii

Alliums are said to be good companion plants to fruit trees, Solanaceae ('nightshades' - tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, etc.), brassicas and carrots (e.g. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants). However, I do not yet have much personal experience of these claims regarding Babington's leek.
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