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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -2
  • SYNONYMS Allium controversum, Allium longicuspis, Porrum ophioscorodon
  • ELEVATION RANGE Mid|High
  • FAMILY Alliaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires regular water
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE None
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED Requires good drainage
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Allium sativum
(garlic)

Related to onion and leeks, Garlic is a well-known addition to food. It thrives in colder areas and may be difficult to grow bulbs of a good size here in Hawaii. Pick a variety that will grow well in our warmer climates; Creoles, Asiatic, Hardnecks and Marbled Purple Stripe. Garlic requires fertile soil that is well drained. Plant in the colder months and harvest once it starts to flower. Some gardeners use a drill bit to make a hole to rest their baby garlic in. Garlic is known to have many health benefits like curing colds, antibiotic properties, and blood health.

Plant Uses

  • Medicinal
  • Edible

Dangers

None