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Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium angulosum

Other names

Mouse garlic, Allium pyrenaicum

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. angulosum - A. angulosum is a bulbous, semi-evergreen perennial with narrow, linear, keeled, dark green leaves and upright stems bearing dense umbels of pale pink to purple-pink flowers in summer.


Allium angulosum is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Toxicity

Contact with bulb may irritate skin or aggravate skin allergies.

Flower

Purplish-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Onion fly Onion fly

Downy mildew , Onion rot , White rot Downy mildew , Onion rot , White rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in ferile, well-drained soil in full sun. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage. Plant bulb in autumn 5-10cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Allium angulosum

Other names

Mouse garlic, Allium pyrenaicum

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. angulosum - A. angulosum is a bulbous, semi-evergreen perennial with narrow, linear, keeled, dark green leaves and upright stems bearing dense umbels of pale pink to purple-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Toxicity

Contact with bulb may irritate skin or aggravate skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Onion fly

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Onion rot , White rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in ferile, well-drained soil in full sun. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage. Plant bulb in autumn 5-10cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic)

Common pest name

allium leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Phytomyza gymnostoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of Allium already present in UK and spreading; previous consultation supported awareness raising only; industry should prepare for the event of findings in commercial crops.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic)

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Allium angulosum (Mouse garlic)

Common pest name

Sugarbeet webworm; Weevil; Australian tomato; Weevil; vegetable

Scientific pest name

Listroderes costirostris

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Awareness needs to be maintained due to the risk of entry as a 'hitchhiker' and monitoring of the pest in countries where it is known to be present.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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