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Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic, Allium)

Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic, Allium)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Bulbs, Culinary, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Allium ursinum - Cultivation Notes

Best grown in fertile soils in part sun or shade. This ornamental bulb prefers fertile woodland soils in a sheltered spot. Plant as bulbs in autumn and divide and replant older clumps in late summer.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Allium ursinum:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Allium ursinum

  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Allium ursinum:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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Common Missspellings: Alium, Alleum, Aleum, Alliem, Alieum, Aleam, Alleam

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