Fragrant, pale purple, tubular flowers open in large terminal umbels in late summer and early autumn on this strong-growing rhizomatous perennial. It has grey-green basal leaves which are long, narrow, strap-like, slightly fleshy and smell strongly of garlic when bruised. This attractive ornamental plant is also ideal for the herb garden, as the leaves and flowers can both be used in salads and other dishes.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)