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Tulbaghia violacea
Tulbaghia violacea

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Zone
Zones 13-31, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic
Amaryllidaceae
Herbs, Perennials

TULBAGHIA

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.

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