Tulbaghia Fragrans, Sweet Garlic - Plant
Description for Tulbaghia Fragrans, Sweet Garlic
Showy flowers grow in umbel like clusters on the society garlic plant (Tulbaghia violacea). Society garlic flowers appear atop 1 foot tall, grass-like stems from early summer to autumn, making this plant a desirable addition to sunny flower beds.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Allium tuberosum,Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus ,Tulbaghia Fragrans,||Purple, Red, Violet||Early Fall,Fall,Summer||1.00 to 1.50 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Garlic chives grow as a very tough perennial, so it is quite easy to find a spot in your garden where they will thrive. They however do particularly well in areas of full sun. Can be divided from existing clumps readily â€“ you should aim to divide in spring or autumn.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tulbaghia Fragrans
- Society garlic grows best in soil that is moderately fertile and rich in organic matter, but it will adapt to almost any soil type as long as it is well-drained.
- Start new plants from seed in spring. Wait until all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm. The seeds germinate and reach flowering size quickly.
- Water the plants slowly and deeply to saturate the root zone in the absence of rain in spring and summer. Allow the soil to become almost completely dry in winter.
- Society garlic plants grown outdoors seldom have problems with insects.
- Those grown in greenhouses or brought indoors for winter may have problems with aphids or white flies.
Typical uses of Tulbaghia Fragrans
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.