Allium moly Flowering onion with bright yellow 2-3" upright umbels, naturalizing easily in sunny borders, rock gardens, light woods and under shrubs. Produces many bulblets which mature quickly. Grows wild in southern Europe where it was used for centuries as a talisman, but it’s not the A. moly in Homer’s Odyssey. Also called Golden Garlic; was formerly Allium luteum.
6–8" tall. Late Spring to Early Summer blooms, Z3-8. 5cm/up bulbs.
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Alliums prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
The large Allium genus is characterized by small six-petaled florets held in umbels—large or small, loose or tight. Sweet-smelling blooms make great fresh cutflowers or dried winter arrangements whether you cut them before or after the green seed pods form.
The same genus as all edible onions, garlic and chives. Most repel slithery, winged and legged pests—including deer, and only when crushed do they smell like onion.
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