Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Tulbaghia Violacea Society Garlic Pink Agapanthus

Tulbaghia violacea Family Amaryllidaceae is a Perennial (Life span more than 2 years) plant. The plant is native to south Africa. It is also called as society garlic or Pink Agapanthus. It has violet flowers. Society Garlic is bulbous plant about one foot tall.  The plant Tulbaghia has been named after Ryk Tulbagh. The botanist Carl Linnaeus named the plant Tulbaghia after Ryk Tulbagh. They both were contemporaries. The leaves of society garlic smell like garlic, but the flowers are sweet smelling at night. Since the flowers give out scent at night, they attract moths, most species of moths are nocturnal,  as a result they are pollinated by moths. Society Garlic needs full Sun to flower and a well drained soil. Tulbaghia violacea grows very easily in most soils and it is considered to be drought tolerant. Tulbaghia violacea is supposed to be medicinal in nature. (Read disclaimer). The leaves and flowers are used in salads.
This plant is available in  Plant nurseries of Pune
Tulbaghia violacea, Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Max Height: 1 foot
Drought-tolerant: Yes
Propagation Methods: Bulbs
Bloom Color : Violet
Characteristics: Fragrant Flowers (Sweet) , Fragrant Foliage (Garlic), Small Flowers
Soil pH requirements:  pH 6.5 to 7.5 (Neutral )
Foliage: Green
Duration: Perennial
Flowering Season: Summer
Invasive potential: Not Invasive
Pests and Diseases: Usually not affected by pests and diseases.
Plant Character: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
Uses: Beds and Borders
Maintenance: Low

See Also:
Medicinal use of Tulbaghia violacea or Society Garlic ((Read disclaimer).
Evidence for an in vitro anticoagulant and antithrombotic activity in Tulbaghia Violacea
Getting to Know the society of Garlic

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