Society garlic is a versatile plant that can be used in many different ways. Whether you’re looking to add flavor to your cooking or you want a beautiful, easy-to-grow plant for your garden, society garlic is a great choice.
Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a bulbous plant that you can find throughout the Mediterranean and North Africa. The plant is best suited for USDA hardiness zones 7-10.
Society garlic blooms grow in umbel-like clusters. The flower blooms on top of 1-foot tall grass-like stems from early summer to fall, making it a beautiful addition to sunny flower beds. The flowers are a gentle purple, and the leaves are a deep green.
Society garlic is an easy plant to grow. It does well in full sun or partial shade. You can plant it from bulbs in the spring or fall. For best results, space the bulbs 6-8 inches apart and cover them with about 2-3 inches of soil.
Society garlic is a great plant for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. It is also deer resistant. In addition, it is not particularly prone to insect infestation.