Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of Nature
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
Society garlic, a member of the onion family, is a clumping perennial which produces purple flowers and can be used as a ground cover or border. This South African native grows well in zones 8-10, is drought and cold tolerant, and requires full sun to produce flowers. The edible leaves and rhizomes can be used in the same way garlic is used in recipes. Consideration should be given to planting this aromatic near walkways as the aroma of garlic is released when the leaves are brushed. Learn more about this plant at the link below.