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Serpent Garlic                 £6.00

 Allium sativum ophioscorodon     In stock

One look at this plant and you can see how it aquired this name, (though it is also commonly known as Rocambole). When the flower head is forming they twist and turn in a crazy fashion until finally straightening up when mature later in the summer.

Similar to our more usual forms of garlic in many ways, this is an easy plant to grow so long as it can have plenty of sunshine and a well drained soil. However, the bulb can be treated like a perennial getting larger each season, and the bulbils which form in amoungst the flowers will fall and grow if left forming a large clump in time giving you access to fresh garlic bulbs as and when if you don't mind a rummage, and green garlic shoots in abundance through the autumn to spring.

  Serpent garlic, Allium sativum ophioscorodon

 

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