Linda, the name Allium sativum is the name taxonomists use for garlic. It includes all soft-neck and hard-neck garlic. I don't know what "winter garlic" is; can you describe it a bit more? You mentioned that it is milder than typical garlic. Is there any chance that what you have is not a true garlic but rather the similar plant marketed as "elephant garlic". This "elephant garlic" looks just like a gigantic garlic, but is in fact typically considered to be a member of the Allium ampeloprasum/Allium porrum group, in other words, a leek rather than a garlic. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where leeks are appreciated not only on the table but also as inexpensive, quickly multiplied substitutes for those pricey ornamental floral-ball Allium.