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Allium sativum

Garlic Purple is an organically grown Australian garlic variety that has a sweeter flavour and is easier to grow.

Separate the cloves of Garlic and plant individually to produce an abundant crop of fresh full flavour. Can be used raw or cooked.

In warmer climates plant early Autumn for a September harvest, for cooler climates plant Autumn for a Spring harvest.

Supplied as a dormant bulb.

Not for WA,TAS & NT due to quarantine restrictions.

  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Plant 1.2m apart
  • Grows to 1.2m high

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Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-Jan to July, unless sold out.

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Not for the following states due to quarantine restrictions

  • NT
  • TAS
  • WA

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Australian Climate Map

Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.


Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter

Common Name: GARLIC
Botanical Name: Allium sativum
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 30cm H x 5 – 7.5cm W
Planting Width: 5 – 10cm.
Full Sun to Semi Shade.
General Information: Garlic is a valuable and tasty source of Vitamins A, B1, B2 & C. It is a useful medicinal food, with proven anti bacterial and anti fungal properties, and is also a wonderful companion plant for roses and fruit trees as it will repel pests such as aphids and white fly.
Planting Time: Autumn in warmer climates, winter in cool climates. Break garlic bulb into cloves. Plant cloves about 5 cm deep with the pointy end up. The tops of the cloves should be just below the soil surface. Harvest in Summer once the tops are mainly brown. Ease bulbs out of the soil gently with a fork, taking care not to bruise the bulbs. Let bulbs dry out to prevent rotting and store whole in a cool dry place. Plaiting the leaves and hanging them up is a traditional way of drying and storing garlic.
Soil: Well drained friable soil is essential, if soil is too heavy, bulbs will be poorly shaped.
Watering: Regular watering is essential for optimum bulb production. Stop watering once the tops start browning.
Fertilising: Dig compost or well aged manure into the soil prior to planting apply a fertiliser such as Blood and Bone or Dynamic Lifter at planting and again after flowering.
Tips: Garlic can be used to make a natural garden pest repellent by mixing finely chopped garlic with grated soap and water. Strain and spray in a hand sprayer. Young shoots can be eaten or used as a garnish.