The leaves look like chives and if you walk by a planting of this South
African native bulb and brush the foliage, you'll catch a whiff of garlic.
The beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers have a sweet
fragrance, similar to hyacinth perfume. They open up on tall stems
from early summer until late fall. Noted for its drought tolerance,
society garlic has become a staple in southern California landscapes.