wild garlic (syn. Allium ursinum)
- approx 40 seeds
- In stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
- 9cm pot
- available to order from spring
- Seed Packets (only) £2.95
- Named Day £10.95
- Position: Full sun or partial shade
- Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: Average to fast
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
Commonly known as wild garlic, the aromatic leaves of this fast-growing perennial can be eaten and used to flavour salads or sauces - or even as a substitute for pesto! Not only are the leaves edible, but the flowers are also pretty, and they will help attract beneficial insects. A British native, it is often found colonising deciduous woodland and hedgerows where it puts on an impressive display when in full bloom in mid-spring.
Keep contained if you do not want it to spread, otherwise over-large clumps can be lifted and divided in autumn or spring.
Sow the seed up to 2cm deep where you want them to grow at any time of the year. Alternatively, sow them shallowly in seed trays in trays in autumn and maintain temperatures at approximately 20C for 2-4 weeks. Then, place the seed tray in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame throughout the winter. The warmer temperatures in spring should then trigger the germination process and the seedlings can be planted out.
- Pets: TOXIC if eaten