Garlic mustard

£3.00£5.70

Garlic mustard is ideal for a shady spot such as a woodland, a shady border or hedgerow. Hence its common name – Jack by the hedge or Hedge garlic. The plant is biennial and will therefore flower in the second year, although the leaves themselves are attractive with a slight smell of garlic. This wildflower can spread quickly, however grow it in a pot to liven a shady corner and it can be kept under control! If using in the kitchen, it is easier to pick too.The plants and plug plants we currently have in stock are in their second year therefore we would anticipate they will be flowering in 2020.

Alliaria petiolata
Biennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 1m
Flowering period : April-June
This is good for butterfly caterpillar food : 

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Other features:
The leaves are edible and can be used in salads. The roots can also be eaten as you would horseradish.

Wildlife attracted:
Garlic mustard is the larval food plant of the Orange-tip butterfly particularly on damper more open sites such as riverbanks. The orange eggs are laid just behind the flower. It is also the food plant for the caterpillars of green-veined whites. Garlic mustard seeds are also eaten by birds.

Additional information

Size

9cm pot, 6 plug plants