Common name(s): society garlic
Description: a bulbous, clumping perennial native to South Africa. It was aptly named by Dutch colonizers who found that the mild garlic flavor of the leaves and flowers did not result in offensive breath and was therefore an acceptable substitute for garlic at high society events. Both the leaves and flowers are edible. It has also been used in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of ailments.
Height: to 1 ft. Spread: to 1 ft.
Position: full sun and well-draining soil
Uses: medicine, culinary- salads, soups, pasta, etc.
Winter Hardiness: to 5 F and below