Variegated Society Garlic - Winter Hardy?

Shmuel Silinsky gardenbetter@gmail.com
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 08:09:10 PDT
Excellent, Jerry!

I usually consider the variegated form less vigorous than the all green
form.

Was it covered by snow? That can have a nice insulating effect - and it
sounds like your garden is pretty windproof.

Enjoy!

Shmuel Silinsky
Jerusalem Israel
USDA 9


On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM, <Jtlehmann@aol.com> wrote:

> Last year I planted in my back yard a one-gallon pot of Variegated Society
> Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata.'
>
> Today I had a big surprise...it survived the winter and is growing.  I
> didn't expect it to survive; it wasn't even an experiment.
>
> My back yard is a postage stamp, bordered by a 6' high solid wood fence,
> and the plant is by a flagstone patio.  Even with that, I can't justify my
> back yard being two or more zones warmer, else I'd be growing palms.
>
> Does this surprise anyone else?  What really is the winter hardiness  zone
> for this plant?
>
> --Jerry Lehmann, Olathe, KS, USA, zone 5
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