The Society Garlic, also known as Tulbaghia violacea, is a low-maintenance perennial that is an excellent addition to any garden. It’s native to the dryer areas of South Africa and can be grown outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 10. Society garlic is an evergreen, but goes dormant in colder climates.
This plant prefers full sun and can tolerate partial shade. It grows from 1 to 2 feet tall and wide and produces clumps of thin, bright green foliage. The foliage is topped with clusters of tiny pink or lavender flowers that bloom from summer to early fall.
The Society Garlic is very drought-tolerant and requires little water other than occasional deep watering in extreme drought. Once established, this plant is able to take care of itself and requires minimal maintenance. It is also deer-resistant, making it a perfect choice for gardens in areas where deer are a problem.
No matter where you live, the Society Garlic is a great choice for your garden. It’s low-maintenance and easy to care for; and its beauty and long-lasting blooms make it a great addition to any garden. Incorporate into your garden the lovely umbrella-shaped clusters of lilac, lavender, and pink, lightly scented with sweet garlic blooms of Society Garlic.