Cottage garden favorite, delightful small plant with blue-green grassy foliage and dainty lilac flowers on tall slender stems. Lovely for ground cover plantings or something unusual for the kitchen garden (the leaves and flowers are edible).
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Tulbaghia violacea - society garlic DESCRIPTION: Evergreen perennial lily related to the garlic, with blue-green strappy foliage. Ornamental plant with showy lilac flowers during the warmer months, ideal used as a bordering plant. USE IN: Borders, as a ground cover and in rockeries. Also suited to container planting. Leaves and flowers are edible and may be used to replace chives or spring onions in salads. PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Hardy and drought tolerant but will thrive in moist conditions. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. CARE: Fertilise during spring, divide at this time also to allow the plant better access to nutrients. Plant rhizomes elsewhere in the garden, it's a great way to grow your garden! HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 40 cm H x 15-25 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide