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Allium ampeloprasum


Allium ampeloprasum, or elephant garlic, produces much larger heads than regular garlic that are milder in flavour.

Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum is known as elephant garlic. It resembles classic garlic (Allium sativum) but produces much larger heads that are milder in flavour. Eat it raw or roasted, baked, or sauteed. Plant in fall and harvest in mid to late summer.

Common Name: Elephant Garlic - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky places throughout the Mediterranean Basin and around the Black Sea.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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