low to moderate
12 to 15 in.
6 to 12 in.
southern Europe, northern Africa
sun to part shade
USDA zones 3-7
Golden garlic is a small plant that grows clusters of yellow, star-shaped flowers in early summer. Since it's rather short, it works best in rock gardens or planted toward the front of a flower bed.
Plant as a bulb in fall. It is one of the few bulbs that will not be eaten by deer, voles, or rabbits.
Golden garlic has been a reliable bloomer at the Xeriscape Garden. It is planted amongst other perennial flowers under a shade tree where it gets dappled sun. It's a small plant and only noticeable when it's in bloom.
Cut back to ground level after the seedhead and stalk turn brown in mid summer.