Nicole Alderman wrote:just buy some bunching onions at the store and plant them! I find it easier than growing from seed, and so far all the organic bunching onions I've bought from the grocery store have been perennial.
Whenever I'm introducing people to edible landscaping I always recommend they do this. I recommend they use the greens, but keep the small white end to plant. Sometimes in the winter I end up buying a few bunches (they're like 69 cents for a bundle of 6) and I pot up the white ends and get at least another cutting in the winter before planting them out in the spring. I have clumps of these all over!
They take a bit of patience, but definitely try ramps (A. tricoccum) in the shade of deciduous trees where the soil is moist. Delish!
People often recommend the ornamentals moly (A. moly), three cornered leek (A. triquetrum) and nodding onions (A. cernuum) all of which I want to trial, but all of which are still on my "to get to list".
Three cornered leek