RAMSONS WILD GARLIC Allium ursinum
Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear's garlic – is a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia.
Allium ursinum is a bulbous, perennial herbaceous monocot, that reproduces primarily by seed. Bulbs are formed and produce very large, wide, bright green leaves. The inflorescence is an umbel of six to 20 white flowers. The flowers are star-like with six white tepals, each about 16–20 mm in diameter.
It flowers from April to June, starting before deciduous trees leaf in the spring. It is native to temperate regions of Europe, from Britain east to the Caucasus. It is common in much of the lowland British Isles.
It grows in deciduous woodlands with moist soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions. Colonies are frequently associated with bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), especially in ancient woodland. It is considered to be an ancient woodland indicator species.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Location: or part sun
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: These seeds are very easy to germinate! Place the seeds on the surface of the soil and keep continually moist until plants germinate. Do not bury the seeds, as they require light to germinate. Germinate at room temperature. Seeds germinate in about 3-4 weeks.