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Author: Gustave Beauverd, 1909
Origin:  North-Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Society Garlic, Sweet Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
Synonyms:  Tulbaghia cepacea, L. f. 1781.
Omentaria cepacea,
Salisb. 1866.
Tulbaghia fragrans,
I. Verd. 1931.
Tulbaghia daviesii, Grey
Tulbaghia fragrans,
Tulbaghia pulchella,

This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Gustave Beauverd in 1909. It is found in north-eastern 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.

The 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 IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.

This might be a winter-grower, but do fine at summer.