Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

Plant Search »

Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon
Common Name: Serpent Garlic Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

  Email This Info
  View All Plants of this Genus

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.

Contact Us | Home | © Phoenix Perennials