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Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

Family: Alliaceae

Common names: Variegated Wild Garlic (E); Isihaqa (Z); Wildeknoffel (A);

Native to: South Africa
Bulb, Groundcover

Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
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
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.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Formal, Rockery
FLOWERS
Small rounded heads of pretty mauve flowers, displayed on long stalks (about 40cm tall).
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Wild garlic is seldom attacked by pests.

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