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TULBAGHIA violacea 'Silver Lace'

Commonly known as Society garlic

Silver edging to the foliage and lilac flowers
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022


  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - narrowly linear leaves to 30cm (12in) long
  • Blue - lilac
  • Height - 45-60cm (18-24in)
  • Spread - 25cm (10in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming cormous perennial. Produces large terminal umbels of flowers 2cm (¾in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids and whiteflies under glass.
  • Place of origin - South Africa
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Scented foliage - garlic scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile. Provide a dry winter mulch in frost-prone areas.
Tulbaghia violacea - Care Guide
45-60cm (18-24in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  25cm (10in)

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