Tulbaghia violacea

  • Tulbaghia violacea


Tulbaghias grow from corms or rhizomes. They have clump forming, strappy, evergreen foliage and are reasonably frost hardy. The dainty, tubular, bell flowers grow in umbels on slender, 50cm to 70cm stems. A full flowering dispay is very pretty. Cultivation notesTulbaghias all need perfect drainage. Some scree is good. They need some part protection from cold wet winds so near shelter trees may be a suitable place. Since they do come from the dry African lands they like water while the foliage is growing and less water once they are flowering. They flower for a long time over the warmer months. They are commonly called Society Garlic as the they do have a garlic-like fragrance but it is not unpleasant.

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