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Allium moly and cvs. (Golden garlic, Lily leek)

Allium moly and cvs. Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Allium moly and cvs. AL-lee-um MO-lee Common Name: Golden garlic, Lily leek 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Bulbs

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