Tulbaghia violacea 'Snow Flurry'

Common name(s): white-flowered society garlic

Description: 'Snow Flurry' is our own introduction from a chance seedling with pink buds that open to large, loose white flowers. T. violacea is 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