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Allium Moly Jeannine

Originally from the Spanish Pyrenees, yellow garlic, Allium moly ‘Jeannine’ is grown for the bright golden yellow star-shaped loose umbels that bloom in early summer and are attractive to bees and other pollinators. It is a popular ornamental onion with lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and often paired flower stems. Why onion? – Because yellow garlic belongs to the onion family and thus releases the familiar pungent fragrance when its leaves or stems are crushed.

Allium moly ‘Jeannine’ is certainly one of the easiest to grow.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: moly

Cultivar: Jeannine

Native: Southern and Southwestern Europe

Plant type: Hardy perennial, Bulb or Corm or Tuber. Deciduous.

Hardiness: Hardy

Light: Full sun to partial shade (prefers full sun)

Soil: Well-drained (light), Moist, Loam, Sand, Neutral pH

Moisture: Average Water, Well-drained

Flowering period: May to June

Flower colour: Yellow

Fragrant: Foliage, Stem

Height: 30.5cm – 40.6cm (12in – 16in)

Spread: 20.3cm – 45.5cm (8in – 17in)

Time to plant: Fall. Plant about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze.

Propagation: Divide clumps in early spring (February to April); remove bulbous offsets in autumn.

Uses: Alpine, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

Invasive: Sometimes

Self-Sowing: Yes

Has Thorns: No

Tips: Well suited to growing in a mixed herbaceous border and beneath trees and shrubs. Plant 7cm (3in) deep in well-drained soil. Onions are drought tolerant when they are established. Decrease water when the flower appears.

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  • Lensa

    Are they edible?