2 per pack: wild garlic (tulbaghia violacea) … indigenous to South Africa and known as wildeknoffel / utswelane.
Height & spread: 50cm. Growth: Tuberous roots which spread to form clumps of plants.
Easy to grow, water wise & happy to grow in hot spaces. Delicate spindly purple flowering stems.
- Used in cooking.
- Decoctions are taken for coughs and colds, used as a remedy for pulmonary tuberculosis and intestinal worms.
- The smell repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes when crushed on the skin. Many medicinal uses including sinus headaches.
- Wild garlic may prove to have the same or similar antibacterial and antifungal activities as has been scientifically verified for real garlic.
- Discourages moles from the garden. Keeps snakes, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas away when planted near the house.
- In the garden their flowers attract bees, butterflies and moths.