Allium may be a kissing cousin to pungent onion and garlic, but the spectacular beauty of the plant will knock your socks off, and growing allium bulbs couldn’t be easier. Bees and other beneficial insects love the blooms, but because of the slightly garlicky aroma of allium plants, deer and other wild critters tend to look the other way. Read on to learn more about growing and caring for alliums in the garden.
Golden garlic, also called moly garlic, is an allium bulb plant that offers bright, long-lasting yellow flowers on tall stalks. For more allium moly information, plus tips on how to grow golden garlic, click on the following article.
If you love wildflowers, try growing a nodding pink onion. What’s a nodding pink onion? Well, its descriptive name gives more than just a hint but you can click on this article to learn how to grow nodding onions and about nodding onion care.
If ornamental alliums are so practical and attractive, how could there be any problems with ornamental alliums in the garden? Not all allium varieties are well-behaved. Some become weeds that are nearly impossible to get rid of. Learn more in this article.
Allium leaf miners were first detected in the Western Hemisphere in December of 2016. Since then they?ve become a serious pest of onions and other alliums in Canada and the Eastern U.S. Find out about detecting and treating allium leaf miners in this article.
Alliums are usually exclusively grown for their flowers. But what do you do with your allium once it?s finished flowering? Learn more about how to care for alliums after blooming in this article so you can enjoy their beauty as long as possible.
Drumstick allium is appreciated for the egg-shaped blooms that appear in early summer. Hollow, grayish-green foliage provides lovely contrast to the pink to rosy-purple drumstick allium flowers. Click here to learn more them.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Allium plant is related to the garden onion, but don?t let this deter you from planting it. In fact, minimal allium care and a show of large blooms are just a couple reasons to include them. Get more info here.