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  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Allium ursinum

wild garlic

9cm pot £5.99

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: 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.

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