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My Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea)

 My Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea)

My garlic vine is flowering again. This is a cutting my friend gave me last year. Photo taken Dec. 2, 2020.

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I didn't know garlic can look so good.

5 Dec, 2020


It is doing well for you. So many beautiful flowers.
Will you grow it as a vine or shrub , Delonix?

5 Dec, 2020



I’ve read the leaves are used in place of garlic. It’s native to northern South America, it grows well outside here in San Diego.

5 Dec, 2020


I may keep it as a little standard or small shrub. I have no room for vines. Lol.

I’m surprised how many times my little cuttings have flowered over the last several months.

5 Dec, 2020


Interesting plant and a pretty one at that! Thanks for sharing the info, Andy. The flower colour is very attractive.

5 Dec, 2020


Thanks Kate! It appears to be very easy to grow considering it’s native to the deep tropics.

My friend’s plant is very large (he lives about 3 miles from me). It’s been in the ground for years.

8 Dec, 2020


I love plants that are multi-functional such as this.

9 Dec, 2020


Me too.

11 Dec, 2020


Hmm,Never heard of it,but will look into it as its got a great flower.

12 Dec, 2020


I’m well impressed, Andy! Hoping your garlic grows like your friends has! It’s fantastic!

13 Dec, 2020



It’s not a rare vine here in California. It should grow well up there.

13 Dec, 2020



It’s loving the spot on the wall! It’s still flowering.

13 Dec, 2020

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