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Wild Garlic Seeds

Allium canadense

4.50 (2 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Wild garlic grows well in sandy or well drained soil and full sun, though it also tolerates moist soil and partial shade. For most efficient growth, buy wild garlic seeds and plant in the fall; the bulbs will remain dormant until early spring. Bulbs can also be planted in early spring. Work the soil deeply, then place the tiny bulbs root end down and 3-4" apart, lightly covered by soil; for bigger clumps, plant three bulbs together.

Growing: Keep the seedlings moist until they have become established. Once mature, wild garlic tolerates some drought conditions. Wild Garlic spreads readily, and volunteer plants can be transplanted or removed quite easily. Apply a layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the plant from the cold over winter. Wild garlic also grows well as a container plant. As well as repelling deer, harmful insects, and moles, wild garlic attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Customers in MI cannot buy wild garlic seeds.

Harvesting: Both the leaves and flowers of wild garlic have an excellent flavor for use in fresh salads, entrees, or as a garnish. The leaves can be cut at any time of their growth, as soon as they reach a size above 6". The flowers have the strongest flavor at the height of their maturity. The bulbs, which form on the stem after the flowers bloom, have a mild flavor and can be used raw or cooked; they should be harvested in the fall, as soon as they reach full maturity.

Seed Saving: Wild garlic grows best from its tiny bulbs, which form on the stem as the flowers fade. Collect the bulbs as soon as they mature, and store them in a cool, dry place in a container with good air circulation.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Meadow Garlic

Latin Name: Allium canadense

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Height: 16 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant

4.50
Global Rating: 4.50 from 2 reviews
5.0

Review By

Good stuff

Bought these seeds as a gift. Arrived quickly, given the current state of the world and the receiver was thrilled.

4.0

Review By

Just became auainted with this flowering treasure

Hard to find, but the tiny white flowers are so fragrant I enjoyed a small number in one vase all over my small home! A MUST HAVE now that I know what all they've been used for!

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Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~50 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $6.00 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $9.60 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $24.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Bulk Bag (113g) $96.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Bulk Bag (454g) $360.00 Sold Out
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This native herb has been valued for centuries for both its culinary and medicinal excellence. Both the leaves and flowers have an excellent mild flavor for use in fresh salads, entrees, or as a garnish. It also flowers with the distinctive globe-shaped allium blooms. The small bulblets that we offer here are the best way to get them started.
Wild garlic (Allium canadense) grows throughout much of North America, most often in fields or along roads or streams. This native herb has been valued for centuries for its culinary and medicinal excellence. Native American tribes often used Allium canadense for protection from dangerous insects and scorpions, as well as applying it as a poultice to speed the healing of wounds, burns, and stings. Wild garlic plants often provided an emergency food source for early explorers and settlers; several accounts tell of wild garlic preventing starvation and diseases such as scurvy. Garlic's health benefits are legendary, having been used to treat nearly every complaint imaginable.

You can also view our other allium seeds for sale.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Wild garlic grows well in sandy or well drained soil and full sun, though it also tolerates moist soil and partial shade. For most efficient growth, buy wild garlic seeds and plant in the fall; the bulbs will remain dormant until early spring. Bulbs can also be planted in early spring. Work the soil deeply, then place the tiny bulbs root end down and 3-4" apart, lightly covered by soil; for bigger clumps, plant three bulbs together.

Growing: Keep the seedlings moist until they have become established. Once mature, wild garlic tolerates some drought conditions. Wild Garlic spreads readily, and volunteer plants can be transplanted or removed quite easily. Apply a layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the plant from the cold over winter. Wild garlic also grows well as a container plant. As well as repelling deer, harmful insects, and moles, wild garlic attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Customers in MI cannot buy wild garlic seeds.

Harvesting: Both the leaves and flowers of wild garlic have an excellent flavor for use in fresh salads, entrees, or as a garnish. The leaves can be cut at any time of their growth, as soon as they reach a size above 6". The flowers have the strongest flavor at the height of their maturity. The bulbs, which form on the stem after the flowers bloom, have a mild flavor and can be used raw or cooked; they should be harvested in the fall, as soon as they reach full maturity.

Seed Saving: Wild garlic grows best from its tiny bulbs, which form on the stem as the flowers fade. Collect the bulbs as soon as they mature, and store them in a cool, dry place in a container with good air circulation.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Meadow Garlic

Latin Name: Allium canadense

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Height: 16 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant

Reviews

4.50
Global Rating: 4.50 from 2 reviews
5.0

Review By CW

Good stuff

Bought these seeds as a gift. Arrived quickly, given the current state of the world and the receiver was thrilled.

4.0

Review By Going Natural

Just became auainted with this flowering treasure

Hard to find, but the tiny white flowers are so fragrant I enjoyed a small number in one vase all over my small home! A MUST HAVE now that I know what all they've been used for!

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