These are by far the most popular of the garlic due to the varying flavours. Gardeners and chefs alike appreciate the subtle differences in heat and sweetness. The plants are shorter than their rival, the porcelains, reaching just 24 inches. The bulbs have streaked or blotchy purple markings quite distinctive of the rocamboles. The cloves are more brown and are 6 to 9 per bulb with some of them being doubles and triples.