Society Garlic

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Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a delightful herbaceous perennial native to southern Africa. Here are some key details about this charming plant:

  • Common Names: Society garlic, pink agapanthus, wild garlic, sweet garlic, spring bulbs, or spring flowers.
  • Description:
    • It forms compact mounds of grassy, arching leaves.
    • The star-shaped flowers are delicate, tubular, and lilac-lavender in color.
    • Each flower cluster consists of eight to 20 blooms.
    • Blooms appear from early summer to autumn.
    • Despite its name, society garlic does not belong to the Allium genus (garlic and onions) but is part of the Amaryllis family.
    • The foliage emits a strong garlic scent when brushed, while the flowers have a faint garlic aroma when crushed.
  • Height: It reaches a humble height of one to two feet.
  • Growing Conditions:
    • Sun: While it can tolerate partial shade, society garlic flowers best in full sun.
    • Soil: Provide well-drained loam or light sandy soil with a pH between 6.8 and 7.5.
    • Maintenance: Low maintenance in USDA gardening zones 7 through 10.
    • Deer Resistant: The potent garlic scent makes it deer resistant.
  • Uses:
    • Ideal for the front of a border or as a groundcover.
    • Pair it with darker foliage plants for contrast.
    • Consider planting it in low-traffic areas due to its garlic smell when brushed.

Next time you encounter society garlic, you’ll appreciate its unique blend of fragrance and beauty!