When Can I Cut the Foliage of an Allium Plant?

Cut allium foliage around mid-summer, when the leaves turn yellow and die back. Keeping the foliage on the allium after it has finished blooming for the season helps feed the bulb for the following year. Once the leaves expire, you can remove the foliage.

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