Allium ampeloprasum is native to a wide range of areas. All the countries bordering the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and the Black Sea. As well as it is cultivated widely in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, China, Australia and North, and South America. In some locations, it is considered an invasive plant. Allium ampeloprasum is also known as Wild Leek, Broadleaf Wild Leek, and in Virginia, it is known as Yorktown Onion. It is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. There are several species of Allium which include, leek, pearl onion, Persian leek native to Iran, and called Tareh in Persian. It is used commonly in many Persian dishes, Kurrat or Egyptian leek or Salad leek and elephant garlic.
Allium ampeloprasum is a bulb. It flowers from July to August, later producing seeds. Plant it in dry or moist and well-drained soil. Grow it in the sun as it dislikes shade. It can grow both in sandy as well as clay soil.
Allium ampeloprasum is deciduous. Propagate by seed. The plant is pest-free but, watch out for Onion White rot and Downy Mildew. No pruning is necessary.