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Care of the plant Allium neapolitanum or White Garlic.

Care of the bulbous plant Allium neapolitanum or White Garlic

The genus Allium, family Amaryllidaceae, comprises more than 1,000 species of bulbous plants distributed throughout the planet, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Allium neapolitanum, Allium sativum (Garlic), Allium crispum, Allium cepa (Onion), Allium senescens, Allium schoenoprasum (Chives), Allium cernuum, Allium triquetrum, Allium nigrum.

Common names: Naples Garlic, Neapolitan Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering Onion, White Garlic. This species is native to the Mediterranean Region.

They are small perennial bulbous plants that reach 30 cm (11.8") in height. The delicate, bright green leaves are linear in shape and emerge from the base of the plant. The showy little white flowers appear in large numbers on terminal umbels. They bloom in spring.

They are used to form groups in undergrowths, hard-to-reach areas of the garden and in pots. It is also used as a cut flower. Keep in mind that the plant smells like garlic.

Allium neapolitanum needs semi-shade or shade exposures and temperate temperatures; they can tolerate sporadic frosts of low intensity.

They are not demanding with the type of soil but prefer that it contains humus or organic matter.

It's a very easy to grow plant that does not need particular care.

They are rustic plants and resistant to pests and diseases.

The simplest form of propagation is by dividing the bulbs after flowering.

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Allium neapolitanum
Allium neapolitanum
Allium neapolitanum
Allium neapolitanum