| Society Garlic |
| Tulbaghia violacea|
| Uses: Culinary
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-11) |
| (Sweet garlic; Pink agapanthus)
A more civil version of garlic can hardly be imagined: its lavender-pink flowers are sweet-scented like hyacinths, and are showy, and you donít get bad breath when you eat it! It tastes like garlic -- the mild garlicky rhizomes, leaves and flowers can be used like garlic and chives -- but itís not a garlic, itís a type of amaryllis. Wierd, but wonderful! Flowers all summer. Prefers full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. Ht. 30-40cm/12-16Ē.