Tulbaghia violacea – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: wild garlic, society garlic (English); utswelane, itswele lomlambo (Xhosa); isihaqa, incinsini (Zulu); wildeknoffel, wildeknoflok (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Tulbaghia violacea

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

• Easy to grow
• Soil – all soil types, well-drained, compost rich. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral.
• Light – full sull, semi-shade
• Water – drought tolerant, but respond well to watering
Study comparing phytochemistry of cultivated versus wild harvested.212
• Seed – hard black seeds are best sown in spring in deep seed trays and can be planted out during their second year
• Division – by dividing larger clumps, after planting leave undisturbed for as long as possible
• First flowering can generally be expected in the second or third year
• Slugs & snails
• Discourage moles from the garden (by their strong smell)

Plant Summary

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