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Tulbaghia violacea

 
Tulbaghia violacea
'Silver Lace' (or similar)

Common name society garlic
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers lavender (summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, heat-tolerant

Native to South African grasslands, society garlic grows from tuberous roots, producing strappy leaves (ours are variegated, probably the 'Silver Lace' variety, but plain green forms are also common) with fragrant flowers held on scapes above the foliage clumps starting in early summer. They are quite popular around the Houston area, often planted as part of communal areas or builder landscaping packages. And sure enough, they are tough and cheerful plants – can't argue with that.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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