Botanical name: Allium moly Family: Amaryllidaceae Plant type: True bulb Plant size: 30cm tall with flower heads that are 2-3in (5-7.5cm) across. Depth & spacing: Plant 5-7cm apart and 5-12cm deep). Watering: Water whilst the plants are actively growing (from when the foliage appears) & allow the soil to dry out once the plant goes into dormancy. Frost tolerances: Good. Flowering time: Late Spring Preferred soil: Free draining Acid to alkaline soils. Rich Preferred aspect: Full sun to semi-shade Ideal climates: Cool to temperate. Pruning: None required. Fertilising: Feed at planting & again after flowering. Blood & bone, dynamic lifter or similar fertiliser is suitable. Uses & comments: This bulb is native to Western Europe was introduced in 17th century. It's great for naturalising & vases.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:35 AM Keywords: Golden Garlic, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb