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Flamingo Society Garlic

Tulbaghia x 'Flamingo' Plant Patent Applied For

Bright, apple-green, grass-like upright stems arch gracefully from brilliant violet-pink bases to form a soft, grass-like clump. Dainty violet-colored blooms appear in flushes in early spring and intermittently throughout the year. An easy, heat-tolerant, waterwise choice for texture and color in containers or borders. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationtul-BAG-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clump quickly reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Fall
Design IdeasWith its grassy foliage and tall flower stems, society garlic is a delightful addition to the mixed border. Use it in the middle or front of the planting, and contrast it with companions that have bold foliage or a dense habit. The colorful stems that are unique to this variety can be best shown off by featuring plants in mass at the front of a raised bed or in containers on a ledge, stairway or planter stand.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsCatmint (Nepeta); Hyssop (Agastache); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Thrives in average to humus-rich, well-drained soils; avoid wet, soggy sites. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. May go dormant under drought conditions. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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