Society Garlic Scientific Name: Tulbaghia voilacea
History/general species info: Durable fragrant perennial that is native to grassland areas in southern Africa. It somewhat resembles garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) in appearance. Leaves and rootstock have a strong garlic smell when bruised, hence the common name. Flowers and leaves are edible (mild garlic flavor), and may be used in soups and salads.
Characteristics: Durable perennial that resembles a dense 10in.' to 12in. clump of medium textured onion or garlic stems. Works well in mass planting, edging, in rock gardens or in containers.
Flower: purple to pink
Planting / Care: High heat tolerance. Medium water requirement. Well-drained soil. Remove spent bloom stalks to encourage more blooming. Hardy to 10 degrees.