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ALLIUM moly 'Jeannine'

Image of Allium moly 'Jeannine'

International Flower Bulb Centre

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

ALLIUM moly 'Jeannine'

Plant Common Name

Golden Onion

General Description

Golden garlic cultivar 'Jeannine' is grown for the bright golden yellow loose umbels that bloom in early summer. The flowerhead is larger than the species. More than thirty star-shaped flowers emerge on a single tall stem from amid long, flat gray-green glossy leaves. Golden garlic belongs to the onion family and thus releases the familiar pungent fragrance when its leaves or stems are crushed. It is native to southern and southwestern Europe, where it grows in well-drained, often sandy, soil in full sun.

In the autumn, plant golden garlic three inches deep (7 cm) in well-drained neutral soil. Onions are drought tolerant once they are established. Decrease water as the flower emerges. This bulb multiplies rapidly and is best suited to naturalized plantings in bright woodlands or around shrubs. Lift and divide the clumps when they become crowded.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes