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Allium moly 'Jeannine'
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yellow garlic 'Jeannine'

'Jeannine' is a vigorous, clump-forming bulbous perennial to 40cm, with lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and often paired flower stems, each bearing in early summer an umbel of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in reasonably fertile well-drained soil with full sun. Further allium cultivation advice

Propagation

Divide clumps in early spring; remove bulbous offsets in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Rock garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Susceptible to onion fly

Diseases

May be affected by onion white rot and downy mildew and occasionally leek rust

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