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 Tulbaghia violacea

This is the white form.

Author:   William Henry Harvey, 1837
Family:  Alliaceae*
Origin:  Eastern South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sandy
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - White
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:  Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
Synonyms:  (Tulbaghia cepacea L. f. 1781: nom. illeg.). Omentaria violacea, Kuntze, 1891


The nominate form: Tulbaghia violacea spp. violacea .

Tulbaghia violacea var. obtusa Baker.

This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by William Henry Harvey in 1837. It is found in eastern South Africa up to Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are pink to white.

The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The species is named means violet-coloured.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.

The white form.