Tulbaghia violacea (Society Garlic)

Society Garlic is a bulbous 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 and make an excellent addition to pastas, salads, and more. It has also been used in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of ailments.

Requirements: Full sun and well-draining soil.

We have several different cultivars but they are all more or less equal in terms of culinary potency and application. The main differences are in shapes and colors of their flowers and leaves.


'The Pearl'

'Snow Flurry'