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Family: ALLIACEAE 

 Tulbaghia violacea
 

This is the white form.

  
Author:  William Henry Harvey 1837
Family:  Alliaceae
Habitat:  Eastern South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sandy
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop 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.

Tulbaghia is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope, violacea means violet-coloured.

The white form.