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  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Allium ursinum

wild garlic syn Allium ursinum

Perfect for pollinators
approx 40 seeds £2.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Flourishing in damp woodland and hedgerows, once established, this fast-growing perennial will form generous drifts of slender, aromatic, and edible foliage, which can be used in salads and sauces. In mid- to late spring, loose clusters of pretty, star-shaped flowers also appear on upright stems. A British native, it puts on an impressive display when in full bloom.

  • Garden care: 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 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. Once established, keep contained if you do not want it to spread, otherwise over-large clumps can be lifted and divided in autumn or spring.

  • Sow: January to December

  • Approximate quantity: 40 seeds