• Tulbaghia violacea
  • Tulbaghia violacea
  • Tulbaghia violacea
  • Tulbaghia violacea
    Tulbaghia violacea
    Tulbaghia violacea
    Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic, South African Garlic, Wild Garlic
Size: ex 1.5L pots - clumps

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Vigorous, tough bulbous perennial
  • Mauve-lilac flowers
  • Long flowering season
  • Thin linear aromatic foliage
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Description

Tulbaghia violacea, Society Garlic, is a remarkably tough bulbous perennial from South Africa with long linear foliage and tall racemes of small pinkish-mauve flowers. It has an extended flowering season in the UK and it is capable of flowering from May through to November. That's quite a performance! And although it prefers a well-drained gritty soil it is tolerant of heavier, wetter substrates particularly if on a sloping incline. Both the foliage and flowers have a powerful yet pleasant aroma of garlic when bruised.

Like many South African plants, Tulbaghia violacea has a strong vigorous root system and although they are not in the same size league as Agapanthus, Clivia or Strelitzia they are nonetheless impressive for a perennial geophyte. The plants clump up quickly and very soon you will have a sizeable but well-behaved low-maintennce colony which can easily be divided if necessary. The warm aphid-repelling aroma of garlic is an added bonus.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Allioideae
Synonyms Omentaria violacea, Tulbaghia cepacea var. maritima, Tulbaghia cepacea var. robustior, Tulbaghia violacea var. minor, Tulbaghia violacea var. obtusa, Tulbaghia violacea var. robustior, Tulbaghia violacea subsp. violacea, Tulbaghia violacea var. violacea
Geographical Origin South Africa: Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Limpopo
Cultivation Full sun. Well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant. Will surprisingly take a heavier wetter soil particularly if on a slope
Eventual Height 45cm - flowers to 65cm
Eventual Spread 30cm and more, forming clumps
Hardiness Hardy. Appreciates a mulch and a more sheltered aspect in colder regions

Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic, South African Garlic, Wild Garlic
Size: ex 1.5L pots - clumps

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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