This member of the Alliaceae family was
given this name
by Gustave Beauverd in 1909. It is found in South Africa, growing
in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The
bulbs will grow up to five centimetres, the whole plant up to 70
centimetres. The flowers are from almost white over the more common
light pink to pink.
genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of
Good Hope. The species is named after Paul Simmler, chief gardener
of the Boissier Collections in Geneva, who cultivated the specimens
collected in the Transvaal by H.A. Junod.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Alliaceae is now part of
be a winter-grower.