Social (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 greyish-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. It 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