Flowers - Garlic - Cultivation
Garlic flowers, also known as scapes, are grown when the plant is allowed to mature and develop for a longer period than for growing garlic bulbs. Garlic flowers are cultivated in the same way as garlic bulbs and typically form on hardneck varieties. They need full sun and well-draining, fertile loam soil that is rich in organic matter and nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen. Garlic flowers can grow in both warm and cool climates, but the plant should be mulched in cold weather to keep the soil warm and to prevent weeds from growing. Hardneck garlic plants can be planted in the fall, depending on the variety, and typically bloom in the spring to early summer.