Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic

A native of South Africa, Tulbaghia violacea is a vigorous, deciduous, rhizomatous perennial, looking rather like a more refined agapanthus or allium. It forms a clump of narrow, strap-shaped, grey-green leaves, which smell of garlic and can form dense clumps. In July, August and September, pretty umbels of fragrant, starry, lilac-pink flowers are borne on bare, upright stems; the flowers are attractive to pollinators, including moths, and are also edible, as are the leaves. The plant is a bit tender; in colder areas, pot up the clump and bring it in for the winter; a deep, dry mulch will help in warmer areas. Society garlic holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Light, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Season of interest: Midsummer to early autumn
Hardiness: Half-hardy
Height: 2’ (60cm) Spread: 20” (50cm)
Type | Size: Pot | 3L
Price
£11
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Only 12 left in stock!
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You