Himba Society Garlic

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Lovely Edible Groundcover Himba Society Garlic

  • Elegant Small Evergreen Perennial
  • Tiny But Mighty Lavender-Pink Flowers Are Decorated With Prominent Orange Centers
  • Long-Lasting Blooms For Up to 8 Months
  • Grassy, Bright Green Leaves Are Wider and Thicker Than Other Varieties
  • Edible Rhizomes, Leaves and Flowers
  • Milder Fragrance Than Other Varieties
  • Clumping Growth Habit is Non-Invasive
  • Tolerates Sun and Partial Shade
  • Water-Wise Selection
  • Deer Don't Prefer This Plant
  • Use as a Gorgeous Annual in Cold Winter Zones

For a wonderful, low-lying layer in your landscape, try the Himba Society Garlic (Tulbaghia x 'Himba' PP 27,385). It marries durability with effortless handsome style.

Beautiful bright lavender-pink flowers are held aloft on long stalks above the grassy mound. Look closely to see the raised orange centers.

Cut a bunch of them and create the sweetest little bouquets. Take them to your foodie friends as a cunning little Hostess Gifts for gourmet dinner parties.

The blooms last and last. You'll enjoy several months of flowers from early spring through summer.

Garlic performs best if the heads are separated into individual cloves and planted in the fall of the year. Fall planted garlic will give you nice sized bulbs and cloves. Your garlic cloves will develop roots and grow all fall. Your garlic will keep developing right up until the soil freezes. Come spring time, your garlic plants will start growing early and strong which will make nice large bulbs of garlic that can be harvested in July or so depending upon where you are located.

Even when not in bloom, the clumping mounded foliage is beautiful. Himba leaves are fleshier and wider than other Society Garlic varieties. Their flower stalks are also wider-spreading.

This is a bold variety to add spicy edible and visual interest to your landscape. It's also quite versatile in garden design application.

People are really enjoying Edible Landscaping these days. This is a long-term garden trend that everyone should be taking a look at. Why not add edible plants to support the nutritional needs of your circle of loved ones?

Adding edible ornamentals like Himba Society Garlic just makes sense. They look great, and add a big boost of flavor to your life.

And as the old saying goes, Society Garlic gives you that complexity of flavor you crave in your food. But, this native of South Africa doesn't give you bad breath!

Order Himba Society Garlic from our expert growers today! You'll appreciate the yummy flavor, great looks and nicely behaved nature of these pretty little plants.

How to Use Himba Society Garlic in the Landscape

These wonderful grassy evergreen perennials can be used equally as well in colorful Children's Gardens or in sophisticated formal designs. Their mounded shape, everlasting color and airy flowers become an important detail at ground level.

Use a row of them as a low hedge along your vegetable garden. Or create a charming display with several in high-end decorative pots near your outdoor barbeque.

It can become a perfect groundcover or mass planting in a sunny site. Plant 12 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Put the root side down and pointed side up into the loosened soil and cover with an inch or two of soil and water in well. 

With Himba, you might notice a mild garlic scent as you brush past the leaves. Allow a bit of leeway for foot traffic by placing it two feet away from the edge of paths and sidewalks.

Enjoy coming up with creative ways to use them. They add a witty sensibility to the landscape. Include Himba and other special varieties of Society Garlics to layer in a lot of interest in a small space.

Live in cold winter zones? Use them as a noteworthy season container plant. They make amazing "Fillers" in mixed arrangements, or look great as a single species planting.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Don't let the delicate looks fool you. Once established in your soil, Himba is a tough little plant. Give it full sun for best results with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

Having said that, Himba will also live in partial shade settings. Container grown plants will do best with full sun.

It's able to tolerate low water conditions, but you'll get more flowers with regular amounts of moderate water.

Prune off spent flower stalks down to the ground, leaving the green and healthy leaves. Clip back yellowing leaves to the base of the crown, as needed.

These rugged plants will thrive in the right setting. Once established, you'll enjoy many months of beautiful light purple flower clusters. Add Himba Society Garlic to your landscape this season!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Growing Zones 7-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tulbaghia x 'Himba'
Mature Height 18-24"
Mature Spread 18-24"
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple, Orange
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes