Leaves make a flavorful addition to salads, cole slaw, and dressings. Plants produce seed the second year after overwintering. The delicate, ferny foliage adds wonderful ornamental texture contrast, and the dark bronze variety mixes beautifully with green and golden foliages. Harvest bulbs the second year to allow crop to increase.
Encourage spiders, minute pirate bugs, damsel bugs, big-eyed bugs, ladybugs, lacewings, attract lacewings, ladybugs, hoverflies and parasitic mini-wasps to move into your garden to control pests. Foliage feeds swallowtail butterfly larvae.