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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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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