Tulbaghia violacea Silver Lace (Society Garlic)
An enchanting little semi-evergreen grass-like perennial, the grey-green strap like foliage (with a garlic scent when crushed) has attractive white stripes. From mid-Summer right through until Autumn it produces small clusters of star shaped pink-mauve flowers, rather like a miniature Agapanthus. They look great lining the edge of a sunny path with their long flowering season, and are perfect for a remakable container specimen.
Tulbaghia silver Lace is a clump forming perennial plant, they are best grown in a warm sunny spot or in a container on a sunny seating area that can be brought inside in winter, this delightful little plant will only take a touch of frost at best – but it is certainly worth it!
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Tulbaghia Silver Lave is a semi evergreen grass-like perennial plant, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest. Give the plants a tidy up in February or March before the new foliage emerges removing old and dead leaves.
How to grow Tulbaghia Silver Lace
Position: Full Sun, sheltered spot.
Foliage: Semi – evergreen grass, foliage dies down in colder winters, persists in milder winters.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: June- November
Growth rate: Slow/Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: up to 45cm x 30cm
Hardiness: Half Hardy/Frost hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established.