Native to the Mediterranean, Allium flavum (Yellow-Flowered Garlic) is a showy and carefree summer flowering bulb with fragrant umbels of pendent, golden-yellow, bell-shaped flowers on thin arching stalks. Each stem produces up to 60 flowers and rises atop a foliage of narrow, blue-green leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, this charming Allium is fully hardy and thrives in dry soils.
- Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
- Grows in clumps, up to 4-12 in. high (10-33 cm) and 2-3 in. wide (5-7 cm), this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
- Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Light afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates and sandy soils are welcomed!
- Attracts butterflies, but deer ignore it!
- Stunning in beds, borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs).
- To be planted in spring (seed) or fall (bulbs).
- Deadhead flowers before seed sets to control any unwanted spread.
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.