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Allium nigrum

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Allium nigrum graces the garden with fragrant white blooms from late spring to early summer. Each 3-4 inch flower head is filled with densely packed florets bearing a bright green eye. Standing on long, sturdy stems, the flowers are excellent for cutting and drying. This easy-to-grow heirloom, also called Black Garlic, looks stunning when planted en mass, spreading overtime to fill in the garden.
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Botanical Name
Allium nigrum
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Growing Alliums: The Allium family includes onions, leeks, and chives, but the ornamental varieties have become increasingly popular with gardeners thanks to their unique beauty. Globe-shaped flower clusters float above thin, elegant flower stalks. Allium bulbs are planted in fall, and bloom in late spring, bridging the gap nicely between spring-blooming flower bulbs and early summer perennials, such as Peonies, Poppies, and Salvia. For a pop of color and texture, plant Alliums in groups, or plant among perennials. Within their hardiness zones, they will return year after year and may naturalize and spread over time. Leave spent flowers standing to add interesting texture to your garden through the fall and winter.