Allium ursinum - Wild Bear Garlic
Wild Garlic is a delicacy wherever it's found. Its flavor is gentler than commercial garlic, its fragrance less assertive, a chefs' delight. Until a few years ago you would never have seen it on a menu, much less in a supermarket. But it's easy to grow at home.
Ramsons grow wild in Europe and the U.K. In spring, their white flowers carpet the woodlands and streambanks, bright against the lush green foliage. By July, the plants withdraw, letting other flowers take their place. They spread by seed and multiplication. A patch soon becomes a spread.
The plant thrives in zones 4 to 9, prefers moist and slightly acid soils. Once established, tiny bulbs will divide and cover a woodland floor. This is a beautiful plant for a wild garden and a useful seasoning for adventurous chefs.
****Requires 2 months of cold stratification to break their dormancy.*****
50 fresh seeds.