Wild Garlic bulbs (Allium ursinum)

Allium ursinum P Broad umbel of long-stalked white flowers. Shade. 30 cm April-June. Dispatched in the Autumn. Order year round. (Also available in the Spring – see the Spring planting section)

These bulbs were grown in the UK from cultivated stock.

See below for planting advice or PDF: Planting Instructions Here

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Description

Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear’s garlic. Flowers April – June. It grows in deciduous woodlands with moist soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions. In the British Isles, colonies are frequently associated with bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), especially in ancient woodland. It is considered to be an ancient woodland indicator species. The leaves of A. ursinum are edible; they can be used as salad, herb, boiled as a vegetable, in soup, or as an ingredient for a sauce that may be a substitute for pesto in lieu of basil. The stems are preserved by salting and eaten as a salad in Russia. A variety of Cornish Yarg cheese has a rind coated in wild garlic leaves.

Plant bulbs approx. 8cm (3-4 inches) deep in small clumps of 4 – 12. When the clumps become dense, lift and separate after flowering whilst still in leaf.

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