Tulbaghia Capensis - Indigenous South African Bulb - 10 Seeds

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Tulbaghia is a monocotyledonous genus of herbaceous perennial bulbs native to Africa belonging to the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Allioideae. The genus was named for Ryk Tulbagh , one time governor of The Cape of Good Hope. Most species are native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. As is common to members of the Allioideae, when their leaves are bruised they produce a distinct garlic smell. The flowers are borne in an umbel. Each flower has six narrow tepals. A characteristic of the genus is that there is a "corona" a raised crown-like structure at the centre of the flower. This may be small and scale-like or may be larger, somewhat like the trumpet of a small Narcissus.

Tulbaghia capensis is a winter rainfall species that has flowers scented at night that are brownish to purplish and green with an orange corona.

USDA Zone - 8

Season to Sow - Spring


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