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 bulb. It’s hardly enough to garner a second look. But several of them together can look like a much larger plant. The good news is that they spread rapidly and easily to form these little colonies – or ‘societies’ – and will easily look like a million bucks on your garden.
The leaves have a soft garlic smell. It’s not overpowering like real garlic, but it is there. The flowers aren’t garlic-scented – they can actually smell faintly sweet - but they are pretty. They grow on long, naked stalks about 2’ tall. They are violet colored and grow in umbels of 7 to 20 little florets.
Both the leaves and the flowers are edible and Society Garlic is a joy to use in the kitchen. 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.
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.
* Scented leaves
* Easy care
* Pretty violet flowers
* Trusty perennial
* Deer resistant
* Useful in the kitchen
* Spread easily to form small colonies
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Tulbaghia violacea|
|Mature Height||1 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Soil Type||Loamy, well drained soil|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|