- Botanical Name:Allium sativum ‘Inchelium Red’
- Height:18 Inches
- Spacing:5′ – 6′ in the ground
- Depth:1-2 inches
- Spread:2′ – 4′
- Light Required:Full Sun
- Blooms:Early summer.
- Fruit:A bulb has approximately 12-20 cloves. Produces bulbs typically over 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
- Form:Vegetable, Garlic, Softneck Garlic
- Flower Form:Red-brown plumes.
- Soil Requirements:Moist, well-drained soil.
- Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes 3 – 4 weeks
- Pruning:None needed.
- Foliage:Grass-like foliage that goes from olive-green, to orange, to reddish brown.
- Comments:Discovered on an Indian reservation in Washington, this mid-season, artichoke-type variety is a national taste test winner. With its pleasing rich flavor and medium pungency, it’s not hard to see why it won the prize. Very large cloves. White wrappers and cloves. Stores well for 6 – 9 months.
Prairie Fire Carex, a low-growing sedge, changes colors with the seasons. Growing 24-28 in. tall with a 18-24 in. spread, it has grasslike foliage that goes from olive green, to orange, to reddish brown. The more sun this ornamental grass receives, the more orange the foliage turns. In early summer, red-brown plumes open above the upright foliage. Prairie Fire Carex adds color, texture and movement to containers, landscapes and gardens. It grows best when planted in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Potted. Zones 6-9.