Society garlic

An Alliaceae with fragrant violet flowers.
Common name : Society garlic
Scientific name : Tulbaghia violacea
Family : Alliaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Tulbaghia violacea - the society garlic or pink agapanthus, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae, native to southern Africa. It is a clump-forming perennial growing to 60 cm (24 in) tall with narrow leaves and large clusters of fragrant, violet flowers from mid-summer to autumn. When grown as an ornamental, it requires some protection from winter frosts.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 30 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my society garlic

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my society garlic

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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