Ornamental garlic is a beautiful perennial, well known for its very decorative flower stalks.
In summary, what you need to know:
Name : Allium
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Perennial
Height : 20 to 100 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Soil : Ordinary
Flowering : May to July
Easy to grow, ornamental garlic is perfect in beds but also in pots or planters to adorn terraces and balconies.
Planting ornamental garlic
Planting ornamental garlic is one of the most important steps because, done well, it improves the growth and flowering of the plant.
Plant ornamental garlic from September to December, preferably in small groups of at least 5 bulbs, in flowerbeds, clumps, or in pots on the balcony or terrace at a depth of about 20 cm, in a sunny or slightly shady place.
In summary :
- Plant the bulbs in the fall about 15/20 cm deep to prevent them from freezing.
- Proceed in groups of 10 to 15 bulbs to create splashes of color.
- Find our tips for planting bulbs
- Know how to plant bulbs in flooded or clay soil
Ornamental Garlic Care
Ornamental garlic is an easy-care bulb flower, whatever the season.
It pushes back to bloom again from year to year provided you follow a few rules:
- Cut off faded flowers as you go, cutting the stem as close to the ground as possible.
- Cut the foliage only when it has yellowed because this is when it builds up its reserves for the next flowering.
- No fertilizer input is necessary.
To know about ornamental garlic
Ornamental garlic is a perennial that grows relatively easily and will give very pretty purplish blue flowers that can reach 20 to 30 cm in diameter.
In beds or borders, but also along a wall or as an isolated tuft, the decorative effect of this plant is guaranteed!
It is also used in bouquets because the foliage and the flowers form magnificent bouquets.
At the very top of the ornamental garlic is of course perched a large ball well furnished with hundreds of small flowers ranging from purple to midnight blue.
This sensational dried garlic is also very decorative. You can for example insert this dried flower in a bouquet or a Christmas composition or, just like with freshly cut flowers, put it in a thin vase.
In the garden, this variety combines perfectly with other shorter varieties of garlic, ixias, beautiful dark red cut tulips or pure white lilies .