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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 inches to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Other: Plant in the fall
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Planting a Garlic Matrix, No Strings AttachedPlanting a Garlic Matrix, No Strings Attached
December 13, 2016

Here is a quick and easy method of planting allium (garlic & shallots) in really tight rows (matrix). Using this method I can fast plant 200 allium in a 5x10 foot garden. In addition, later on it's really easy to spot any cloves that did not sprout.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Apr 28, 2013 11:03 PM

Taken from wikipedia's page at:

"Allium is a monocot genus of flowering plants, informally referred to as the onion genus. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic.[1]

Allium species are herbaceous perennials with flowers produced on scapes. They grow from solitary or clustered tunicate bulbs and many have an onion odor and taste. Plants are perennialized by bulbs that reform annually from the base of the old bulb, or are produced on the ends of rhizomes or, in a few species, at the ends of stolons. A small number of species have tuberous roots. The bulbs' outer coats are commonly brown or grey, with a smooth texture, and are fibrous, or with cellular reticulation. The inner coats of the bulbs are membranous.

Many alliums have basal leaves that commonly wither away from the tips downward before or while the plants flower, but some species have persistent foliage. Plants produce from one to 12 leaves, most species having linear, channeled or flat leaf blades. The leaf blades are straight or variously coiled, but some species have broad leaves, including A. victorialis and A. tricoccum. The leaves are sessile, and very rarely narrowed into a petiole."

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