Allium sativum ‘Elephant’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Elephant’ _ ‘Elephant’ forms long, narrow flat leaves, white flowers on a tall stalk and an edible, stongly scented bulb divided into bulbets or cloves, contained in a whitish skin. This variety is known for its extremely large bulbs.
Foliage and bulb have a very strong garlic fragrance
White in Summer
Grey-green in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.
Onion rot , Downy mildew
No pruning required.
WHERE TO GROW
Allium sativum ‘Elephant’ (Elephant garlic) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Add to salads, Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Gravel
Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage. Split a garlic bulb up into cloves and plant them 5 cm deep and 15 cm apart in March. Lift in July or August when the foliage begins to yellow.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
South, East, West