Tri-Color Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea 'Tricolor'

Dainty heads of lilac-pink flowers on stalks rise above blue-gray foliage with thin white margins. New foliage has a pink tinge in early spring. Brushing against plants releases a garlic-like aroma. Adds wonderful texture and color to borders, and requires little care once established. Evergreen.
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7 - 11

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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationtul-BAG-ee-uh vy-oh-LAY-see-ee
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps reach 1 ft. tall and wide; blooms reach 2 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeYear-round; heaviest bloom from spring to fall.
Design IdeasWith its grassy foliage and tall flower stems, this plant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11

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