Garlic indigenous – plants

R20.00

A wonder plant with many uses – Easy to grow, water wise & happy growing in hot spaces. Delicate spindly purple flowering stems.

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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.

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Weight .1 g

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