Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea


Member Price: $39.95

Society Garlic
Society Garlic
Society Garlic

Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a versatile, clump-forming perennial plant prized for its attractive, fragrant flowers and foliage.

The Overall Plant

Native to South Africa, Society Garlic is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant that thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10. It typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet and spreads to form dense clumps, making it an excellent choice for borders, ground covers, or container plantings. Society Garlic prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of conditions, from full sun to partial shade.

The plant gets its name from its garlic-scented foliage, which is milder than traditional garlic and is said to be more acceptable in polite society. In addition to its ornamental value, Society Garlic is also grown for its edible, garlic-flavored leaves and flowers, which can be used in salads, soups, and other culinary dishes.

The Flowers

Society Garlic produces striking, fragrant flowers that appear from early summer to late fall, adding a delightful burst of color to the garden. The flowers are small, star-shaped, and lavender to light purple in color, held atop slender stems that rise above the foliage. The long-lasting blooms not only enhance the visual appeal of the plant but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, providing a valuable resource for these beneficial insects.

The Foliage

The foliage of Society Garlic is as attractive as its flowers. The plant features slender, linear, gray-green leaves that grow in dense clumps and emit a pleasant garlic scent when crushed. The foliage provides a lovely backdrop for the delicate flowers and adds textural interest to the garden. In addition to its visual appeal, the foliage also offers some pest-repellent properties, as its garlic scent can deter pests such as aphids and whiteflies.

Care & Guarantee

Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 1-2 ft.

Mature width: 1-2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Country of origin: South Africa

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10