common name - Wild Garlic or Wild Onion
1 to 2 feet.
Flowers of several colours blues to reds and purple,
May and June.
Related to the garlic and onion tribe, the clustered
head of flowers resembling the globular heads
of the latter, which go to seed in the summer,
and possessing a good deal of their smell.
Fortunately, when the flowers are cut and put
in water, the smell ceases.
Some of the best known varieties are Neapolitanum, a pure
white; Moly, a yellow; and azureum, a blue-flowered
kind, may also be grown by those who have room
for several sorts.
Plant the bulbs about 4 inches
deep in October; in tolerable soil they may be
left undisturbed for several years.