Wordless Wednesday: Society Garlic

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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15 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Society Garlic

  1. Helen Bushe says:

    what a lovely picture


  2. Susi Lovell says:

    Aha! I’ve had this plant/flower in white and thought it was wild garlic but couldn’t find a good picture. This convinces it must have been wild garlic! Thanks!

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  3. dennyho says:

    Where is this growing? I’ve not heard of Society Garlic…love it’s lilac hue. And does it bare fragrance?


    • johnvic8 says:

      I planted seven divisions last fall; all have come up, and now just started to bloom. It’s my first experience with them after having them in pots last summer. They are making a nice low border where I planted them (much like a green liriope). I wasn’t sure if they would be hardy, but at least this year they have done ok. It has enough fragrance that it is purported to deter deer. We shall see.

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  4. neihtn2012 says:

    Do deer eat Society Garlic? It’s such a beautiful plant, but maybe that garlic odor will deter them.


    • johnvic8 says:

      I can’t speak from personal experience yet (this is my first year with them), but the”literature” says it will deter deer. Time will tell. I am hopeful.


  5. Cathy says:

    Beautiful pic John – I’ve never heard that common name before! It’s fun – are Tulbaghia social plants!?


  6. Beautiful, and such an evocative name. Makes me think of men in tuxedos making spaghetti sauce in the kitchen.


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