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Hardneck Garlic, Serpent Garlic
Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon 'Music'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. ophioscorodon
Cultivar: Music

Category:

Bulbs

Vegetables

Herbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salina, Kansas

Lexington, Kentucky

Rogers, Minnesota

Silver Springs, Nevada

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Windsor, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 28, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Informational only, as I have not grown this cultivar: Italian variety brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980's from his homeland. Hailed as one of the best varieties for consistent production of 2 1/2- 3" white bulbs with a hint of pink on bulb wrappers. Sweet, pungent flavor and very tight, durable heads. Hardneck, 4-7 large cloves per bulbs.