Common name: Society garlic
Native to: West and Eastern Cape, South Africa
Tulbaghia are bulbous or rhizomatous perennials with linear, onion-scented leaves and umbels of small, star-shaped flowers with a small cup-like corona.
T. violacea is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial to 50cm in height, with grey-green basal leaves and fragrant pale purple flowers in large terminal umbels.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: Umbels of small, star-shaped flowers
Growth habit: Tufted
Hardiness: Hardy anf fairly drought-tolerant
Height: Up to 50 cm
Spread: Up to 50 cm
Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained, moderate;y fertile soils.
Uses: Bedding plants and fillers, in rockeries and drier planting areas.