Garlic Flower Blooms


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Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species of bulbous flowering plant in the genus Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive Welsh onion and Chinese onion.

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The beauty of garlic flowers is often understated, overshadowed by the fame of its aromatic bulbs. But they possess a unique charm, offering not just an aesthetic appeal but also serving an important role in the life cycle of the garlic plant. The next time you encounter garlic in a garden, remember to appreciate its lovely and unusual flowers as much as its delicious bulbs.

Garlic, scientifically known as Allium sativum, is best known for its pungent bulbs, but it also produces a flower that is not as well-known but equally intriguing.

Garlic flowers typically emerge in late spring or early summer, depending on the local climate and the specific variety of garlic. The flower is grown on a long, round, and firm stalk called a “scape,” which arches elegantly and is tipped with a pointed, bulbous end. This is known as an “umbel,” which is a cluster of smaller flowers. Each individual blossom is petite and intricate, typically featuring six small petals that range in color from white to pinkish purple. The shape of the garlic flower can be compared to a tiny starburst or firework, and its smell, though milder, retains a hint of the distinctive aroma associated with the garlic bulb.

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21cm x 30cm, 8.3inches x 11.7inches, 30cm x 42cm, 11.7inches x 16.5inches, 42cm x 59cm, 16.5inches x 23.4inches


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