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This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by
Carl von Linnaeus in 1771. It is found
in the western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are brownish to purplish and green.
The genus was named for Ryk
Tulbagh (1699-1771), governor of The Cape of Good Hope from 1751
till his death.
This is a winter grower.