Belonging to the Tulbaghia genus, Society Garlic has a botanical name of Tulbaghia violacea. The botanical name epithet violacea means 'violet'.
The name society is presumably derived from its clumping habit.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Lavender purple. A type of edible flower / herb, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Normally growing to a mature height of 55.0 cm (1.79 feet), Society Garlic grows with a phorb habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.
South Africa is believed to be where Society Garlic originates from.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Society Garlic so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Society Garlic so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Society Garlic plants:
The genus name honors an 18th-century Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope.