Monday, May 31, 2010

Garlic Plant

Society Garlic
This is called a garlic plant, Society Garlic, to be accurate; however, it is not a garlic plant at all. It is related to the narcissus plant, and is considered a type of lily. It got it's name from the slightly garlicky smell, although the lavender flowers are fragrantly sweet. Perhaps it's most enduring quality is that it is a drought-tolerant plant and does equally well in the brutal heat of Houston summers and sub-freezing temperatures of the Houston winters.

1 comment:

  1. I once had a whole section of these society garlic plants and they definitely give off a strong scent of 'garlic.' I second their hardiness!