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Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegated’


Botanical Name - Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegated’

Common Name – Variegated Society Garlic or Silver Lace

Description - Evergreen, variegated-leaf form of this clump forming perennial which is very useful as a garden border plant. A cottage garden favourite, it has long narrow silvery grey leaves, similar to garlic or chives, extending up to 30 cm with dainty lilac clustered flowers on tall stems. The foliage has a strong garlic smell when bruised. A widely planted food plant as it is very tough, even planted in roundabouts and street plantings and used as a border.  Society garlic does best where it gets six hours of full sun every day.

Flower Time - Early summer to autumn with a lovely fragrance

Size - Grows 30-50cm high x 30-50cm wide

Use - This clump forming plant will not become aggressive, and is stunning along pathways, as a border, rock gardens, inner city narrow gardens or as an edging plant. Said to repel snakes,repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes when crushed.

Position  Full to part sun

Maintenance - Easily grown, no maintenance. Low watering needs, but will flourish if regularly watered. Light frost hardy.

At a Glance

  • Free flowering
  • Hardy
  • Great for Narrow gardens
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