Tulbaghia acutiloba occurs in dry rocky grasslands in the summer rainfall regions of South Africa. It has green recurved flowers with a fleshy orange to reddish brown ring and is sweetly scented in the evening. The leaves are up to 4-5 mm wide. The species is mostly summer growing and winter dormant. In very mild winters, the leaves will stay on the plant. It can flower several times a year.
This little bulb blends in perfectly with short grasses and other perennials. It has very little natural enemies and that makes it ideal for a Highveld garden. Plant in groups.