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Allium flavum (Yellow-Flowered Garlic)

Yellow-Flowered Garlic, Allium Tauricum


Native to the Mediterranean, Allium flavum (Yellow-Flowered Garlic) is a showy and carefree bulbous perennial with fragrant umbels of pendant, golden-yellow, bell-shaped flowers on thin arching stalks. Each stem produces up to 60 flowers and rises atop the foliage of narrow, blue-green leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, this charming Allium is fully hardy and looks very charming in the rock garden.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows in clumps, up to 4-12 in. tall (10-33 cm) and 2-3 in. wide (5-7 cm). Allium flavum naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Light afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.
  • Known for attracting bees, butterflies, ​moths, and other pollinators, but deer ignore it.
  • Stunning in beds and borders, rock gardens, and gravel gardens. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs).
  • To be planted in spring (seed) or fall (bulbs).
  • Propagate by seed, sowing in containers in a cold frame when just ripe or in the spring. Alternatively, remove offsets in autumn.
  • Native to the Mediterranean region

Many hundreds of Allium species exist, but only a modest few have made a name for themselves as garden plants. The ornamental onions distinguish themselves by their great diversity in color, inflorescence, and flowering height. Many species bloom in early summer - just after the spring-flowering period and just before the exuberant full bloom of summer. All species can be used in the border. Certain small species are just perfect for a rock garden, and several lend themselves to naturalizing.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Allium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 1' (10cm – 30cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Allium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 1' (10cm – 30cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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