Tulbaghia violacea ‘Galaxy’
Shell pink, star shaped flowers provide a prolific display above a very hardy, clump of fine, grass-like foliage. Long flowering from spring through to late summer. Tulbaghia violacea ‘Galaxy’ these plants spread by bulb-like rhizomes to form a dense clump. Will tolerate long periods of drought, but will flourish with only an occasional long soak during extended periods of heat.
Tough as tough can be
Growing: Tulbaghia violacea ‘Galaxy’
– 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 (but not the anti-social odour of garlic)
– Frost: Hardy down to -10C
– Growth: Perennial Bulb
– Attracts: They attract a wide range of native bees, as well as nectar-feeding birds and 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.