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Society Garlic

Society Garlic

Regular price $7.00 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Flower Color: light purple or lilac
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Society Garlic, scientifically known as Tulbaghia violacea, is a perennial herb native to South Africa. It's appreciated for its ornamental and culinary uses, as well as for its low maintenance requirements and drought tolerance.

One of the defining features of Society Garlic is its light purple or lilac flowers, which bloom atop slender, tall stems above the foliage. These delicate, star-shaped flowers typically appear in the summer and continue into early fall, providing a long-lasting display of color. The plant gets its common name from the garlic-like scent of its leaves and flowers, which is less pungent than traditional garlic, hence "society."

In addition to its flowers, Society Garlic has attractive, grass-like foliage. The leaves are narrow, green, and slightly fleshy, forming a dense clump at the base of the plant. The leaves are edible and have a mild garlic flavor, making them a unique addition to salads and other dishes.

Society Garlic is often used in borders, rock gardens, herb gardens, and as a ground cover. It's also suitable for container gardening, where it can be placed on patios or balconies. The plant's compact size and attractive blooms make it a popular choice for adding color and texture to various garden settings.

This plant thrives in well-drained soil and is quite drought-tolerant once established. It prefers a sunny location but can also tolerate partial shade. Society Garlic is resistant to most pests and diseases, further adding to its appeal as a low-maintenance garden plant.

Overall, Society Garlic is valued for its attractive blooms, edible foliage, and adaptability to a range of garden conditions. Its ability to provide both ornamental beauty and culinary use, along with its ease of care, makes it a favored choice among gardeners seeking to add functional and aesthetic value to their gardens.

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