Our wild leeks are sustainably sourced from carefully managed populations on our property and are Allium tricoccum. (No populations of Allium burdickii are known in the vicinity (both are found in our general area, though). Wild leeks will grow in deep shade of a mature hardwood forest but will also thrive in full sun, especially if an area is mowed once after the leaves have died and then once again after the seeds have ripened. They only thrive in rich soil with good levels of organic matter, medium texture (not too pure clay or sand), and medium moisture. The best leek growth seems to occur on glacial or alluvial soils, or slope bases in rocky areas. They are highly associated with sugar maple, or mixed hardwood stands with maple, ash, elm, basswood, buckeye, and hickory—the kind of sites with healthy populations of spring ephemerals or wood nettles. Wild leeks take 7-8 years to reach harvestable size from seed, and until this time will not produce seed or daughter bulbs, so transplanting mature bulbs puts your leek growing ahead by almost a decade. In my long-term study planting 85 individual bulbs into a leek-free but suitable growing site, the average bulb had produced 14 offspring after a decade, with an average of about 5 at harvestable size. Leek bulbs can be transplanted with a high success rate from spring through midsummer (I have not tried fall), but early summer, just after the leaves die back, seems to be the best, so that’s when we will ship them. I have a 94% survival rate the first season with quick planting and no after-care. For founder plants that survive the first season, there is less than ½% subsequent colony mortality per year. But this is in carefully selected habitat.) $2 per bulb or $100 per hundred. Bulbs will have at least 8 attached radiating roots.