Society garlic is a grassy, clumping groundcover that matures at about a foot tall. Lilac-purple flower clusters top tall flower stems that stand anywhere from a few inches to a foot above the plant throughout the warm months, but are most abundant in the spring and summer.
Foliage has a strong garlicky-onion scent when brushed against or cut; it is edible and can be used in cooking. Wildlife such as rabbits and deer will typically not bother society garlic because of its heavy scent and strong taste. Society garlic will flower the most if placed in full sun, but it will also grow in shade. Society garlic looks especially lovely planted along a pond or near a water feature. It also does well in containers and will even coexist alongside annuals.
Height: 1 – 2 feet
Width: 1 – 2 feet
Bloom color: Lilac Purple
Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 7
Cold hardiness: 10° F

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