The many types of the genus,
Allium are easy to grow, and once established
are left until they become overcrowded. They range in height from six inches
to three feet. The smaller types may be used in rock gardens. They like
fertile, well drained soil and prefer sun or partial shade. The flowers
may be ball shaped or otherwise.
Allium gigantium - This allium multiplies rapidly and grows 4 or 5 feet tall. The
plant may be used as a dried or cut flower.
Allium moly - Golden Garlic
- It grows 12 inches tall, bears yellow flowers in June and tolerates
poor hot soil.
Allium tuberosum - Produces white, fragrant flowers on 3 foot tall plants, in July
Allium are planted in fall or early spring. The larger types are
planted three to four inches deep with the smaller types two inches deep. They
are divided and replanted as soon as the leaves have died down.
Bulb rot causes failure of flower shoot development. The shoot
and bulb are covered with mold. Remove diseased plants but do not