Allium sativum/Garlic

Allium sativum / Allium sativum
Attractive silvery-gray garlic foliage
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Attractive silvery-gray garlic foliage

Early stage of flower heads

Close-up image of garlic flower head that is filled with tiny bulblets

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Scientific Name: Allium sativum
Common Name: Garlic
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: In addition to being a wonderful perennial in the garden, garlic has been used as a culinay plant and for its medicinal qualities for centuries. Provide full sunlight and a well drained bed if plants are expected to produce large showy flowering heads that are filled with tiny bulbs. Allicin is the chemical in garlic that gives its pungent odor. Garlic can also be grown in pots on the patio and terrace as an herb. Dried stems with their interesting shapes make excellent floral arrangement materials