Society Garlic

Tulbaghia spp.

profile iconTulbaghia violacea -- narrow leaves
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Some Tulbaghia in flower with green leaves
profile iconTulbaghia violacea -- narrow leaves
by James Steakley (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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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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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Pink
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