Bear's Garlic (Allium ursinum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 7-10 inches (18-25cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Photo courtesy of:Bartosz Cuber

The beauty of Bark, Flowers, and LeavesThe beauty of Bark, Flowers, and Leaves
April 25, 2010

As spring unfolds its true majesty, we gasp at the beauty of spring flowers and rightly so. But there are also some wonderful delights to see in plants, in their bark or in the colour and texture of their leaves.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Allium victorialis, excellent subject for a shade garden by AntMan01 Apr 1, 2018 5:58 PM 1
This wild vegetable near the Netherlands and Germany by takkiemon Apr 29, 2017 6:06 AM 1
Zone 8 shade garden plants by baabaamilker Jan 26, 2017 9:14 PM 14
Garden design (paint sketch) by Arico Nov 27, 2016 3:13 PM 5
Wanted: Allium spp. by infiniteohms Nov 15, 2016 9:09 PM 0
Big plans for a mini garden - a tale by Arico May 31, 2017 3:05 PM 310
Ramps (Allium tricoccum) desirable or "thug"? by alwaysbehindMN Aug 17, 2015 8:11 AM 4

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