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Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon


Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon is a curious form of garlic with twisting stems that create a cool sculptural effect in the garden.

Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon, also known as serpent garlic, is a very special variety of garlic with curious twisting stems that create a cool sculptural effect in the garden, especially planted en masse. The summer flowers are white to green on stems up to three feet high. Available in fall as dry bulbs and sometimes in spring as potted plants.

Common Name: Serpent Garlic

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Long-cultivated and no longer known in the wild.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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