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botanical name:
Tulbaghia violacea
Tulbaghia violacea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Society Garlic, Wild Garlic
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.25m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: lilac
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Clump forming perennial with fleshy corm-like rhizomes which produce narrowly linear, greyish green leaves and from summer to early autumn, stems bearing umbels sweetly fragrant lilac flowers. The foliage smells of garlic.

Needs well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Dislikes cold, wet winter conditions and although it will normally survive short periods down to about -10C, best given some protection from frosts. May be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

From seed or by division.

Suitable for gravel or rock gardens.

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