Golden garlic

Allium moly and cvs.

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Golden garlic (Allium moly and cvs.)
AL-lee-um MO-lee
Genus:  Allium
For long-lasting bright yellow flowers that sparkle in midsummer, try Allium moly . It is robust, hardy, and an excellent cut flower, naturalizing and increasing happily in the sun in most garden soils. The cultivar 'Jeannine' flowers earlier and produces larger umbels on sturdier stems.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Dense umbels of golden yellow flowers. Naturalizes rapidly.
Care:  Plant the top of the bulb just at surface level and don’t overwater, keeping it moist but not wet. Full sun to part shade. If desired, deadhead flowers before seed sets to help control spreading.
Propagation:  From seed or by division. Remove offsets in fall. Sow seed when ripe or in spring, in a cold frame. Plants also self-seed.
Problems:  Bulb rots are common in damp soils. White rot, mildew, rust, smut, fungal leaf spots, onion fly, thrips.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Foliage,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Bulbs

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