General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 24 inches including bloom stalk
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Flowers
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will self sow
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Society Garlic
  • Pink Agapanthus

Photo Gallery
Location: Glendale, AZ
Date: March 25, 2018
Society Garlic Blooms
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht
Date: 2017-09-30
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-23
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-10-09
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-08-21
Location: Botanical Garden of Amsterdam
Date: 2013-08-09
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2018-03-04
Location: Botanical Garden of Barcelona
Date: 2013-10-27
Location: Edinburgh Botanical Garden
Date: 2009-07-12
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2001-05-19

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Photo by zuzu
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-17
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-19
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-04-03
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-09-28
Location: my garden
Location: my garden
Photo by Hamwild
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: May 27, 2012
photo by James Steakley
Location: Ecological Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth
Date: September
photo by El Grafo

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Date: 2014-05-03
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
Date: 3/4/17
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-16
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  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 5:52 PM concerning plant:
    This is an excellent choice for xeriscaping. It withstands the worst drought. The blooms are delightful and it looks quite nice paired with rain lilies. The leaves and blooms smell something like garlic, but not as strong. Oniony garlic, I would say. Some people find the odor offensive. It does not have to be disturbed for you to smell the odor --- you can smell it when you get near it. Personally, I like the odor of it and I know a number of people who feel the same way. It is suitable for growing in containers. That way, if your visitors dislike the fragrance, you can always move the plant location so that they will not have to smell it.
  • Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on May 18, 2013 11:55 AM concerning plant:
    We use this as a border to keep the rabbits out of our garden beds.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 7, 2012 3:30 PM concerning plant:
    Leaves can be used in salads and cooking.
    A clump forming grass-like plant w/ a very long flowering period.
Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Started to come back.
dragonfetti On January 14, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Hit by frost will see if it comes back.
dragonfetti On September 29, 2014 Obtained plant
One gallon pot.
got2b On May 23, 2015 Transplanted
got2b On May 10, 2015 Obtained plant
Mother's Day
piksihk On April 16, 2022 Bloomed
piksihk On March 28, 2020 Transplanted
Round bed from behind white spider lily
piksihk On June 6, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On May 24, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On May 1, 2016 Transplanted
clump from WG to HW
Mielikki On February 8, 2024 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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Mielikki On March 23, 2022 Obtained plant
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