|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from S. Africa.
An invaluable plant for all-summer-long floral display, forming slowly spreading clumps of slender dark green chive-like perennial foliage. Its scented pale pink flowers are held on slender stems well above the foliage and can appear at any time over a long period from summer into autumn. The profuse floral display of tubular starry flowers, widely flared at their tips are light pink in bud and open to the palest pinky white. They are held on slender stems, making a swaying mass of flowers over the foliage followed by green seed pods which darken to a tan brown.
The foliage has a pungent smell of onions or garlic and can be used in cooking or salads, similar to chives. This delicate form of ‘Society garlic’ looks great amongst spikey Mediterranean plants where it looks sensational planted in drifts. Equally at home in traditional English borders, pretty in pots and in coastal gardens. Easy to grow in most soil types in full sun.
Height and spread after 3 – 5 years 50cm x 50cm
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