Social Garlic, Wild Garlic
The hardy and easy-to-grow Tulbaghia Violacea has always been a very popular indigenous perennial, grown for its bountiful mauve flower clusters on tall stems above clumps of grey-green, strap-like leaves with a garlicky odour.
The flowers, leaves and stems are edible and can be used for their flavour or as a garnish. Wild Garlic has traditionally been used as a medicinal plant too, and is also planted to deter snakes and aphids. Tulbaghia violacea is a very water-wise plant to include in a herb garden or to be used en masse as a border plant.
Purple to violet flowers with a prominent yellow-orange crown, medium green foliage and vigorous, upright-mounding growth habit.
A pure white form with prominent and fragrant yellow stamens and grey-green leaves.
Grey-green leaves and fragrant, pale purple flower clusters with pale cream crowns.
Tight, full flower clusters of bright lavender-pink that have a slightly darker crown and tube in the centre of each flower.