Native to South Africa. Dense clumps of straight, narrow, evergreen leaves send up slim, 1–2-ft. stems topped by clusters of small, trumpet-shaped, pinkish lavender flowers. Suffer frost damage at 20° to 25°F/–7° to –4°C but recover quickly. Start plants from containers or divisions at any time (though early spring or early fall is best in hot-summer areas). Give well-drained, organically enriched soil. Divide clumps to increase plantings.Tulbaghia violacea
Bluish green, very narrow leaves. Clusters of 8 to 20 flowers; bloom is heaviest in spring and summer. Leaves and flower stems have onion or garlic odor if cut or crushed; leaves can be used in cooking.
From South Africa. Woody-based perennials that die to the ground in cold climates, remain shrubby in m...
South American native. Hardiest of the so-called subtropical fruits. Normally a large multistemmed pla...
Hybrid between P. caerulea and P. alata. Among the best-known, most widely planted p...