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Golden garlic

Allium moly and cvs.

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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 CharacteristicsDense umbels of golden yellow flowers. Naturalizes rapidly.

CarePlant 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.

PropagationFrom seed or by division. Remove offsets in fall. Sow seed when ripe or in spring, in a cold frame. Plants also self-seed.

ProblemsBulb rots are common in damp soils. White rot, mildew, rust, smut, fungal leaf spots, onion fly, thrips.

  • Genus : Allium
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Self Seeds
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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