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Plant description:

Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ is a striking ornamental plant native to South Africa. This compact perennial reaches a height of 25-38 cm and features slender silver-green leaves with creamy-white edges, resembling delicate lace. In summer, it produces clusters of small, lavender-pink star-shaped flowers that attract pollinators. ‘Silver Lace’ is an easy-to-maintain, drought-tolerant plant suitable for various soil types. Whether as ground cover or in pots, it’s a versatile and aesthetically pleasing addition to gardens, combining beauty with practicality.

Botanical Pronunciation: -tul-BAG-ee-uh vy-oh-LAH-say-uh

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Botanical name

Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace'

Plant Care




Produces clusters of small, lavender-pink star-shaped flowers in summer.

Flowering time

December January November October Summer

Common name(s)

Variegated Wild Garlic


Drought tolerance

Drought tolerant. High


Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace,’ often referred to as the Wild Garlic, is a captivating and versatile plant native to the scenic landscapes of South Africa. This ornamental perennial has become a favorite among garden enthusiasts, and for good reason. With its striking features and adaptability, ‘Silver Lace’ is the perfect choice for adding a touch of elegance to your garden and landscape design.

Standing at a modest height of 25-38 cm  and boasting a similar width, this plant creates an eye-catching display of intricate foliage. Its slender, silver-green leaves are adorned with creamy-white edges, resembling delicate lace. The combination of these ornate leaves and its lavender-pink star-shaped flowers, which bloom in clusters during the summer, creates a visual spectacle that can’t be ignored. These blooms not only serve as an aesthetic delight but also beckon pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.

The uses of Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ in landscape design are as diverse as they are stylish. This hardy plant can be employed as ground cover, where it forms a lush carpet of variegated foliage, or it can be featured in decorative containers, accentuating patios and balconies. Its adaptability to various soil types and low-maintenance nature make it a practical choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

One of the standout features of ‘Silver Lace’ is its remarkable resistance to common garden pests and diseases, making it an excellent addition for those looking for a hassle-free garden experience. Its drought-tolerant nature means it can thrive even in drier conditions, conserving water and saving you effort.

Incorporating Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ into your garden not only enhances its visual appeal but also adds a touch of sophistication. Whether used as a ground cover to create a lush, textured look or as a potted accent to bring elegance to your outdoor space, this plant elevates your garden’s aesthetics while minimizing the need for upkeep.

In summary, ‘Silver Lace’ is a botanical gem that embodies both beauty and practicality. Its adaptability, resistance to pests, and captivating appearance make it an ideal choice for landscape designers and garden enthusiasts looking to create a garden that exudes elegance and charm. So, why not consider introducing ‘Silver Lace’ to your garden and watch it transform your outdoor space into a botanical masterpiece?

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