Wild Thyme - Serpent Garlic - Allium Sativum Var. Ophioscorodon
One look at serpent garlic and you can see how it acquired its name.
Also known as rocambole, the flower heads of the rare serpent garlic twist and turn in a crazy fashion as they grow, until finally straightening up when mature later in the summer.
Similar to our more usual forms of garlic in many ways, this is an easy plant to grow so long as it can have plenty of sunshine and a well drained soil. However, the bulb can be treated like a perennial getting larger each season, and the bulbils which form in amongst the flowers will fall and grow if left forming a large clump in time, giving you access to small, edible fresh garlic bulbs as and when if you don't mind a rummage, and green garlic shoots, for adding to salads and stir frys, in abundance through the autumn to spring.
These hardy perennials don't flower but instead form fat buds filled with new baby bulbs which will thicken out an existing clump if left to fall naturally or could be collected when ripe and planted elsewhere.
A fun and useful addition to the kitchen or herb garden and it's interesting curly form looks great planted amongst other ornamentals in the flower beds.
Available in a 1L pot
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