Does ornamental allium smell like garlic?
Hi, I searched the archives with no luck, so hope someone can help me. Does ornamental allium smell like its cousin, garlic???
I have some ornamental allium and never detected an odor to it. I did a trade for some more "allium" and when it arrived the sealed envelope sat in my kitchen for a couple of hours. When I got home, my house reeked of garlic. Several of the bulbs had been damaged in transit and the package took a week to arrive, which could accunt for some of the smell. I contacted the person who sent them saying that I had expected ornamental allium, not garlic. She is insisting that what she sent is not garlic. I know that common names differ from place to place, but when I did a search of the internet the information I found verified what I thought....that ornamental allium does not have an odor. Does anyone have experience with an ornamental allium that has a strong garlic odor?