Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
Golden garlic is grown for the bright golden yellow loose umbels that bloom in late spring to early summer. More than thirty star-shaped flowers emerge on a single stem from and 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 two inches deep (5 cm) in well-drained neutral soil. Onions are drought tolerant once they are established. 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.
9 - 5
3 - 9
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
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm (10)
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Southern Europe, Western Europe
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Alpine, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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