Allium moly is known as Golden Garlic or Lily Leek. This species is an exceptionally cheery border perennial. Its golden yellow, starry flowers appear in clusters on 10–15″ stems above handsome, dark green foliage. The late May bloom is a burst of sunshine regardless of what the heavens are doing. Plant closely together in clumps (plan on 5–10 bulbs per sq ft.) among perennials. The leaves of the Allium will go dormant later in summer, when the perennials are in their prime.
For more information on growing Allium, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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fujimom from molalla,or
These little alliums added an important color element to the time between finishing of the tulips and leafing out and blooming of the perennials. They are a nice bright yellow and can be seen from the windows on rainy spring days.
Ann from Michigan
Because allium moly and allium roseum tolerate some shade, I planted 100 moly and 50 roseum around my hostas with the hope that the garlicky smell would keep the deer away. (The garlic lady at the farmers' market says the deer won't even enter her property.) It worked great – for a while. My hostas looked better than ever before. I even found varieties I'd forgotten I'd planted because the deer eat them before I have a chance to see the leaves. Sadly, the allium fade just as the hostas bloom. The deer ate every single hosta blossom. The allium look pretty around the hostas, and the hosta leaves cover the allium when they start to recede. The allium flowers tend to be more pastel than the WWF pictures when grown in part shade.
Bulb size: 22-24 cm/12-14 cm/6-8 cm (depending on variety)
The genus Allium (the Latin means "garlic") includes many garden plants that grow from bulbs or bulb-like rhizomes. Allium flowers form dense balls of color at the top of strong stems, and they make excellent displays in the garden or in bouquets. Allium flowers range from purple, burgundy, lilac, silvery amethyst, pink, blue, to yellow and white. Some varieties have scented blooms, but their perfume is usually pleasant and not the least oniony. The scent of the bulbs and leaves, however, may remind you of onions.
Light/Watering: Most Alliums grow best in full sun, with at least 6–8 hours of direct sun a day. Those we offer require well-drained soil and are longest lived in locations where the soil is on the dry side during summer dormancy.
Planting: Plant Alliums more shallowly than comparably sized bulbs, just 1–2 times the diameter of the bulb deep.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Alliums prefer well-drained, fertile soil. Fertilize in fall and spring with any bulb fertilizer.
Continuing Care: The leaf tips of many varieties, especially the tall ones, begin to brown before bloom time. Remove the spent flowers (except from varieties that are sterile, such as 'Globemaster') if you wish to prevent them from self-sowing.
Pests/Diseases: Alliums have few problems except when planted too shallowly or in wet soil.
Companions: Place Alliums behind heavy-foliage plants such as Peonies and Iris. Good for bedding, and in mixed borders. Flower heads are good for drying.
Dividing/Transplanting: Alliums rarely need transplanting or dividing, but this can be done when the bulbs are dormant.