Tulbaghia fragrans (simmlerii) is a slender, erect, clump-forming, perennial to 25 cm, with a bulb-like rootstock. Leaves are grey-green, flat and strap-like that die down in winter. The inflorescence is an umbel of pink to mauve-pink, occasionally white, strongly fragrant, tubular flowers. It flowers at the end of winter when the leaves are still dormant. It grows best in the semi shade and is used medicinally.
Plant Tulbaghia fragrans en masse in sun or semi-shade. Due to the fact that it is deciduous it can be interplanted with an evergreen perennial such as Bulbine or grasses.