If you’d love a low-maintenance and pretty garden or live in a water-scarce area then wild garlic, a drought-proof plant, is for you…

With its slender stems and leaves, topped with lovely lilac blooms, wild garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is an attractive addition to any garden.

Brilliant for borders

Particularly pretty planted en mass, this plant is said to help deter pests and may even ward off snakes. This makes it a wonderful plant to add to add to vegetable garden bed borders or along the edge of your property if you live near open fields or nature reserves

Fuss-free and easy to propagate

The unfussy flowering plant is not only water-wise, but it can also be planted in a sunny or semi-shaded spot.

Give it some time and new shoots will grow. This means that you will be able to divide the clumping plant and spread the new plants around your garden.

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Drought-proof plant: Spekboom

Sources: 3 Reasons to plant wild garlic and Tips for growing wild garlic