Society Garlic

As low as $49.79 was $59.99
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SKU
100122

Great in the garden and in the kitchen, Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a little wisp of a plant that makes a big impact! A handful of strappy leaves - five or six - grow about a foot long from the little bulbs - hardly enough to garner a second look. But several of them together can look like a much larger plant!

The good news is that Society Garlic spread rapidly and easily to forms little colonies - or 'societies' - and look like a million bucks in your garden! The leaves have a soft garlic smell - not overpowering like real garlic, but it is there. The flowers aren't garlic-scented - they can actually smell faintly sweet. They grow on long, stalks and are violet-colored. Forming umbels of 7 to 20 little florets. Pollinators adore these blooms and you will too when you add them to your bouquets!

Both the leaves and the flowers are edible! Chop up the leaves to add a softer garlic taste to stir-fries and soups or use the flowers to bring unexpected color to summer salads. This plant looks great with other Herbs like low-growing Rosemary, Shrubby Thymes or dark-colored Basils. They even do great in containers!

Planting and Application:

Garlic develops best if the bulbs are separated into individual cloves and planted in the fall. Position individual cloves so they can develop in a 3-4 inch area. Put the pointed side up into the loosened soil and cover with an inch or two of soil and water in well.

Each clove will grow until the soil freezes just like Tulip bulbs do. Then in the spring, your Garlic plants start growing into nice, large heads of garlic that can be harvested in July or so depending on your climate.

  • Ornamental Garden & Culinary Herb
  • Easy Care
  • Forms Neat Spreading Colonies
  • Scented Leaves
  • Soft Violet Blooms

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These full sun plants do great in well-drained soil and raised beds that are in full sun. Careful attention to water during establishment and during drought is needed, otherwise, these perennials need moderate moisture and fertility.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil & Water During Drought
  • Hardy Zones 7 & up/Annual in Colder Zones
  • Deer Resistant

Society Garlic is a time-tested flower from South Africa that will do very well in your warm-weather garden. Order several from us today to start your own 'society' of Society Garlic!

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Society Garlic Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tulbaghia violacea
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Harvest
Fragrant Yes