Tulbaghia violacea




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Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’


Soft silver-green foliage decorated with creamy-white stripes. Spring through Summer Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’ produces beautiful, pink/mauve flowers on slender stems. An ideal plant for borders, cottage gardens as well as mixed flower beds. Triangular capsules follow the flowers and split to expel small shiny black seeds. These plants spread by bulb-like rhizomes to form a dense clump. In addition to its spectacular look, the health benefits of society garlic are now widely recognised.

Tough as tough can be

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


Growing: Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’

– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
– Soil: It will grow 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: Very low maintenance, Can dead head flower stems when spent if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both steer clear of this plant because it has an unpleasant aroma to these pests.

– Origin: Native to South Africa.
– History:
Tulbaghia’s are named after Ryk Tulbagh who was the governor of the Cape of Good Hope.


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