SHOWY WILD GARLIC Allium canadense

SHOWY WILD GARLIC Allium canadense

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Allium canadense, the Canada onion, Canadian garlic, wild garlic, meadow garlic and wild onion is a perennial plant native to eastern North America from Texas to Florida to New Brunswick to Montana. The species is also cultivated in other regions as an ornamental and as a garden culinary herb. The plant is also reportedly naturalized in Cuba.

The narrow, grass-like leaves originate near the base of the stem, which is topped by a dome-like cluster of star-shaped, pink or white flowers. When present, the flowers are hermaphroditic (both male and female organs) and are pollinated by American bees (not honeybees) and other insects. It typically flowers in the spring and early summer, from May to June. Deer resistant.

Height: 30 cm, 12"

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 4-9

Location: Sun

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: These seeds are 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. Grow in a sunny location.

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