Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Tulbaghia violacea
Tulbaghia violacea

Click to Enlarge

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.

You Might Also Like...

Phygelius

From South Africa. Woody-based perennials that die to the ground in cold climates, remain shrubby in m...

Leucophyllum zygophyllum

Grows to 3 ft. high and wide, with gray-green, slightly cupped leaves and light blue flowers. ‘C...

Salvia leucantha

Evergreen shrub, from central and eastern Mexico. Vigorous, upright, velvety plant to 3–4 ft. ta...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement