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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Lower Garden

  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4 4 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    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

    Bulbs Bulbs
    Vegetables Vegetables

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Fall Fall
    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 1.5'
    Max spread Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Black Walnut

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

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


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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