Tulbaghia violacea is a popular plant in horticulture that is useful for difficult hot corners or exposed areas as it will tolerate prolonged drought, although it flourishes with regular watering.
Tulbaghia violacea is a fast-growing, bulbous plant that reaches a height of 50 cm. The leaves are long, narrow, strap-like, slightly fleshy and smell strongly of garlic when bruised. They grow from fat, tuberous roots which spread to form clumps of plants. The pinkish mauve, tubular flowers, clustered into umbels of up to twenty flowers, are held above the leaves on a tall flower stalk.The flowers are sweetly scented at night.
An excellent groundcover for difficult areas.Use in the garden as a companion plant, particularly to deter aphids.