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.
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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