Society Garlic

Society Garlic
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Perennial: Yes
 
Growth Rate: Med-Fast
Mature Height: 1 – 2 ft.
Mature Spread: 1 – 2 ft.
Soil Texture: Sandy Loam
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Low to None
Hardiness Zone: 8a-11

Society Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea

Clumping herbaceous perennial (non-edible) that resembles the look of chives used in food preparation. Leaves are about 12 in. long at maturity. This unique ground cover gets its name from the garlic type smell given off by the leaves which is said to repel pests. Lovely lilac-pink blooms have a very sweet fragrance which contrasts the pungent smell of the leaves. Flowers stand well above the body of the plant atop 2 ft. stems. Can handle some frost and temperatures into the 20’s.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247