Does ornamental allium smell like garlic?
Hi, I posted this question at the bulb forum and someone suggested that I post it here....which makes sense! I did a quick search of the archives right after the trade arrived and found one post...but when I went back to look for it again I couldn't find it! I hope someone can help me with my question. Are there ornamental alliums that smell like 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, could that account for 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 may have a mild onion smell.
Does anyone have experience with an ornamental allium that has a strong garlic odor? Or is there an ornamental garlic that looks like allium?????