Society Garlic Plants
Delicious, garlic flavoured stems. Easy to grow and so amazingly tasty. This plant features in our Flavours of Summer Collection with some other wonderful herbs!
Latin Name: Tulbaghia violacea
Soil Type: Moist soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx. 50cm
How much space does it need? Approx. 40cm
When does it flower? Pink flowers during summer
Top care tips: Cut back and eat regularly! It's gorgeous!!
Society Garlic. This is truly a plant to get excited about. At Urban Herbs we love garlic – we put it in everything. Is there any dish that garlic doesn’t enhance? Possibly breakfast cereal, but other than that...
Allow us to introduce you to the fantastic edible that is Society Garlic. Firstly, this plant is really easy to grow. It prefers light, sandy soil and full sun – but we have found that it isn’t too fussy. It is perennial, full of flavour and bursting with life. We suggest pruning it back regularly to encourage new healthy growth. It will grow to around 50cm, the stems are really lovely and architectural.
Why is it called Society Garlic? Historically, this variety was famed for providing you with wonderful garlic flavour without giving you the associated garlic breath. The delicious garlic flavoured stems can be used to season a variety of dishes in which garlic would be required. We love seasoning meat with this plant’s finely chopped stems. Society Garlic is native to South Africa and we are reliably informed that this plant is used on outdoor South African barbeques to season the meat. The flowers are edible too and can be used to provide an edible decoration. I know that we often talk about a plant being our favourite. But this has to be in the official Urban Herbs top 5 amazing plants. We’ve been waiting to introduce you to this one for ages. Really hope that you enjoy this as much as we do!
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland this is a 48-hour delivery service.
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.