A long time ago Kathy Nelson at Florida Gardening Magazine let me know that elephant garlic is actually a leek...at $4 a bulb I've always been too cheap to buy one. This winter I finally caved and bought and planted one but it did not sprout. I recently caved again and planted this one in one of the new west beds and it emerged quickly and robustly. Yesterday I nibbled a leaf....nice potent leeks flavor vs. garlic. Since my alliums obsession continues I'll be curious what it does in the summer heat and humidity.