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Allium sativum ophioscorodon

Serpent Garlic, Rocambole

Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
Allium sativum ophioscorodon, Serpent Garlic, Rocambole
The pungently aromatic bulbs are composed of many bubllets. Its few flowers are white to pink tinged with green or purple. The stem grows coiled at first, the inspiration for its common name. Produces bulbuls.

Attributes - Allium sativum ophioscorodon

Plant Type: Bulb, Vegetable

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft. 4 in.

Width: 2 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Edible, Low Maintenance.

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