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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Garlic is a popular ingredient in many types of cooking. This bulbous plant is an onion relative with fleshy green leaves and umbels of pinkish white flowers.

    Latin Name

    Allium sativum


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulb
    Vegetable

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Black Walnut

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

    William Faris of Annapolis, Maryland was growing garlic in his garden in 1790.


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