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Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata'

Variegated Society Garlic

Plant Type:


Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’ (aka 'Silver Lace') – The Variegated Society Garlic has gray-green strap-shaped leaves striped with creamy white, possibly almost evergreen in the southern part of its range. It blooms very freely with loose umbels composed of 8 to 20 lavender-pink flowers, rather showy and pretty summer into fall. It has a definite scent of garlic/onion which would likely thwart potential predators. We wish it was hardy for us! Variegated Society Garlic clumps and is easy in pots. Bulging pots with multiple bulbs are a bargain... We can't understand why this easy, lovely perennial isn't of more interest to gardeners.


12-24 in


Lavender Pink
Item Description Price  
TULBVAR Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $14.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring to Frost

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Massing
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Potted Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Adaptable
  • Calcareous


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Division