Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

This hardy evergreen plant bears strap-like grey and white striped leaves that are garlic-scented when bruised. It bears delicate lilac-pink flowers on long stalks throughout most of the year, but is most prolific in summer. Apart from being an attractive and maintenance-free plant, it is useful in the garden to deter aphids. It is also believed to deter moles.

MAINTENANCE:
Variegated wild garlic is low maintenance. Clean away the dead leaves once a year to keep the plant neat. You can also split plants once the clump becomes too large

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, formal, rockery

LANDSCAPING USES:
Mass-plant to form a low-maintenance groundcover.
Use to edge the front of a formal bed.
Useful to plant in a rose garden as it helps to repel aphids.
FLOWERS:
Small rounded heads of pretty mauve flowers, displayed on long stalks (about 40cm tall).
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