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Society Garlic

Tulbaghia spp.

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Tulbaghia violacea -- narrow leaves by James Steakley (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tulbaghia violacea subsp. violacea (1)
Tulbaghia violacea kz1
Tulbaghia (Society Garlic)
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Plants in the genus Tulbaghia are found mainly in South Africa. They are bulbous semi-evergreen perennials from the Amaryllidaceae family. Flowering occurs in the summer, these plants produce umbels of small star-shaped blooms. On bruising their leaves, they produce an onion-like scent, hence they are commonly known by the name Society Garlic. They grow best in full sun, well-drained soil and need winter protection.




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