violacea ‘Alba’



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Tulbaghia violacea ‘Alba’

Often used as a bug repellent under roses. White star shaped flowers provide a stunning display flying on thin 30cm stems above a very hardy, clump of fine, grass-like foliage. Tulbaghia violacea ‘Alba’ is long blooming flower from Spring and into Summer. Happy in full sun or part shade, copes well in hot and dry garden places. Hardy plant that is Low maintenance, low water need once established. Drought and frost tolerant. 

Tough as tough can be

This is a popular perennial that is useful for difficult, dry and arid spots of the garden as it will tolerate prolonged drought, although it flourishes with regular watering.

Growing: Tulbaghia violacea ‘Alba’

– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
– Soil: Grows very easily in most soils but must be well drained.

– Fragrance: Similar to garlic chives (not the anti-social odour of garlic)
– Frost:
– Growth:
Perennial Bulb
– Attracts: Bees and also other beneficial pollinators.

– Care: This plant requires next to no work, Can dead head flower stems when spent if desired but isn’t necessary.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both steer clear of this plant because the aroma is unpleasant to these pests.
– Origin: Native to South Africa.
– History:
Tulbaghia’s named after Ryk Tulbagh (died 1771), governor of the Cape of Good Hope, and violacea means violet-coloured.


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