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Where does the society garlic plant come from?

Where does the society garlic plant come from?

Society Garlic Plant Care. Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is a perennial flowering plant native to South Africa. Although it is not a true garlic, its leaves smell faintly of garlic and are useful for culinary purposes. Deer avoid eating this plant, but there is no evidence that it repels them from your garden.

What should I do with my society garlic?

Society garlic typically does not have issues with insects and is often planted near other plants to keep insects out of the area. However, it is susceptible to snails and slugs. You have several options for control. Raise flower pots, boards or melon rinds 1 inch off the ground.

When is the best time to transplant society garlic?

Temperatures below 25 degrees Fahrenheit will damage society garlic leaves, but the plant will recover. If the temperature where you live drops below 25 degrees F, consider keeping your society garlic indoors in pots during its winter dormant season and transplant it outdoors for the March to October growing season.

Can a deer eat a society garlic plant?

Deer avoid eating this plant, but there is no evidence that it repels them from your garden. Society garlic grows from tuberous, bulb-like roots that spread slowly, forming large clumps.

Society garlic, scientifically known as Tulbaghia violacea, is a flowering plant species belonging to the onion family Alliaceae, native to Southern Africa and is naturalized in Mexico and Tanzania.

When to plant society garlic in South Africa?

A native perennial to the grasslands of South Africa, society garlic has delicate, fragrant blossoms. This plant does well in rock gardens, sunny borders, herb gardens, and containers. Society garlic blooms in the summer and can last through the fall. This low maintenance, heat- and drought-tolerant plant makes a great complement to any garden.

What to do with the flowers of society garlic?

The flowers and leaves of society garlic are edible. The flowers are often used in making soups and salads. Society Garlic Care Must-Knows For the most vigorous and floriferous growth, be sure to plant society garlic in full sun.

What are the health benefits of society garlic?

Research have shown that use of Society garlic helps to lower pressure on blood vessels and arteries that helps to lower the chances of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis and coronary heart diseases.