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Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea is also known as the Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus, Wild Garlic, Sweet Garlic, Spring Bulbs, or Spring Flower. It is part of the Alliaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Tulbaghia violacea is a rhizomatous perennial. Tulbaghia violacea grows 20in or 50cm tall.

Tulbaghia violacea
Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea flower stem and basal foliage are gray-green. It flowers in late summer or in autumn. It has pale purple flowers. Tulbaghia violacea flowers have a sweet fragrance similar to hyacinths. Tulbaghia violacea flowers appear as terminal clusters. They are on tall stems of about 50cm or 20in. The individual flowers are tubular. They have six-pointed tepals. Tulbaghia violacea attracts bees. However, it is toxic to pets.

Tulbaghia violacea
Tulbaghia violacea at Kew Garden in London, UK

Grow Tulbaghia violacea in the sun. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile and loamy soil that is also well-drained. You can plant Tulbaghia violacea in partial shade but it could affect the flowering, for best results and more flowers, plant them in the sun.

Propagate Tulbaghia violacea by seed or by division, in spring. Tulbaghia violacea is generally pest-free. It is also disease-free. Protect it from winter frost. The aroma of crushed leaves or stems of this plant is unfortunately more like a skunk smell. Tulbaghia violacea is used instead of garlic or chives in its native South Africa. Tulbaghia violacea is heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant. It is also deer-resistant.

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