Garlic mustard

garlic mustard
Alliaria petiolata

Shade or part shade
Height : 1m
Flowering period : April-June

This is good for butterfly caterpillar food :

Price for : 9cm pot = £2.95 : BUY

Price for : 5 plug plants = £4.95 : BUY

Garlic mustard is ideal for a shady spot such as a woodland, a shady border or hedgerow. Hence its common name – Jack by the hedge or Hedge garlic. The plant is biennial and will therefore flower in the second year, although the leaves themselves are attractive with a slight smell of garlic. This wildflower can spread quickly , however grow it in a pot to liven a shady corner and therefore it is easier to pick too.
Other features:
The leaves are edible and can be used in salads. The roots can also be eaten as you would horseradish.
Wildlife attracted:
Garlic mustard is the larval food plant of the Orange-tip butterfly particularly on damper more open sites such as riverbanks. The orange eggs are laid just behind the flower. It is also the food plant for the caterpillars of green-veined whites. Garlic mustard seeds are also eaten by birds.

The plants and plug plants we currently have in stock are in their  first year, therefore we would anticipate they will be flowering in 2020.

We endeavour to deliver your order to you within 7-10 working days of your order being placed; if there is a delay we will let you know.

Once shipped you will usually receive your order within 24-48 hours.
For further information on delivery please check out our delivery details  here and terms.
Some plants are only available at certain times of year. For any queries regarding stock availability please do contact us and we will be happy to advise.