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botanical name:
Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace'
Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Society Garlic
synonyms:  Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata'
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.25m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Attractive variegated form with green and white leaves. Clump forming with fleshy corm-like rhizomes. Umbels of sweetly fragrant lilac flowers. The foliage smells of garlic.
Slightly less hardy than the species.

Needs well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Dislikes cold, wet winter conditions. Fairly tender but might survive a little frost if given some protection. May be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

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