Allium sativum
(sold as California Early, California Late)

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Common name: GARLIC

Native to: Not Known In The Wild


Type: annual

Forms: erect, tufted

Max height: 2 feet

Max width: 0.65 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, specific butterfly species

Edible: vegetable

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: 0 to above +40 °F

Water: dry, regular

Allium sativum, GARLIC, an immensely poplar culinary bulb. A vetted list of cultivars includes:

California Early
California Late

Edible plants - annuals

This vegetable garden plant can be grown from seed. These seeds can be purchased for use by home gardeners. The varieties on this site have been carefully screened - culled from over 1,000 offerings - and were selected as the best plants for vegetable gardens. There are other varieties, not shown, that are grown by large producers and farmers. Some of the varieties shown, either organic or heirloom, may be grown early in the season, or late, or are vegetables good for containers.We encourage you to take a look online for additional information about this particular variety.