Tulbaghia - society garlic

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Cottage garden favourite, delightful small plant with blue-green grassy foliage and abundant 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). Resilient and far tougher than its pretty looks suggest.

Tulbaghia violacea - society garlic
APPEARANCE : Evergreen perennial lily related to the garlic, with blue-green strappy foliage and long slender stems of showy lilac flowers during the warmer months. Flowers from tubestock size.
USE FOR : 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.
CLIMATE : Frost and drought tolerant
PLANTING : Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. 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 if clumps are congested, to allow the plant better access to nutrients. Plant the divisions 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 are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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