Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Exquisite, small lavender springtime flowers bloom in clusters, rising above a base of clumping, grassy, blue-green leaves of this perennial bulb. Both flowers and foliage are edible and give off a pungent garlic-like smell under the heat of the sun, and especially when crushed. Attractive to pollinators, this makes a charming addition to an edible garden, perennial bed, or border.


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Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea
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1 gallon, 17" h x 12" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.