The unmistakable flavor of garlic is important in cooking throughout the world. Its origin is unclear, but garlic has been cultivated and improved over thousands of years. It is easy to grow in most climates, growing from individual cloves into full-sized bulbs through a single growing season.
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Cultivation: Medium-sized perennial for USDA hardiness zones 5 to 10. Grows best in full sun with moderate moisture. May be grown as an annual in zones 3 to 10.
Size: Reaches 1' to 18" (30 cm to 46 cm) tall with a spread of 9" to 1' (23 cm to 30 cm).
Flowering: Blooms from mid-summer through early fall.