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Allium moly

Golden garlic

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Allium moly (Golden garlic). This is an ornamental onion which is native to southern Europe. It produces golden flowers in the summer time. The blooms are bright yellow and star shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

S and W Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets, by seed in autumn or by division of clumps (spring flowering varieties in late summer and summer flowering varieties in spring).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mice

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