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Allium ‘Moly’

Allium ‘Moly’ has star-shaped, 1/2″ diameter, bright yellow flowers which appear in loose clusters above leafless stalks (9-15″ tall) in late spring. Its blue-green leaves are flat, tulip-like, (to 2″ wide and 12″ long) and appear in 2’s. All parts of this plant have an oniony smell when cut or bruised, however this plant is generally considered to be a non-edible ornamental. Also commonly called lily leek and golden garlic. Flowers are great to attracts butterflies!

Alliums are good in rock gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens or naturalized areas. They are particularly effective when naturalized or grown in wide drifts. Plant in groups of ten or more for an eye catching focal point.

Alliums: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun, but appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Tolerates a wide range of soils. They grow best in rich, sandy loams. Plant bulbs in fall. Plants will naturalize by both offsets and self-seeding, and a modest planting of bulbs can colonize an area rather quickly in optimum growing conditions. Not considered overly aggressive, however. Deadhead flowers before seed sets to help control any unwanted spread.

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Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Size 5+ cm
Height 10-15"
Spacing 4-5"
Hardiness Hardy to Zone 3-9
Exposure Full Sun-Part Shade
Foliage Blue-Green
Flower Yellow, Showy Flowers
Bloomtime May - June

General Information +

Family: Alliaceae

Use: Borders, beds, fresh and dried cut flowers

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems

Moisture: Average, Well Drained

Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 4" deep. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting Instructions: Do not plant too closely together since they multiply rapidly. Water well throughout the growing season. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant bulbs 4" deep in autumn. In cold climates, bulbs may be planted from late summer until ground freezes. In warm climates that are frost free, plant in late fall. Plant bulbs 4" deep and 4-5" apart. Water thoroughly after planting and fertilize each spring thereafter.

When to Plant Outdoors: Product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen.