How to grow Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Tulbaghia also known as Society garlic or Pink agapanthus, Tulbaghia violacea perennial evergreen plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant cut flower fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves edible color green or variegate green with white, leaf narrow and hollow grow in radial structure, leaves grow in groups linked together.

Tulbaghia violacea flower

Flowers fragrant small the color is pink-purple, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape.

Bulb edible small in the color white-yellow.

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How to grow Tulbaghia violacea growing and care:

Mulch, rich soil, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulb/ Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and thin overgrowth

Size of the plant?
30-60cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Pink-purple flowers, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Can be taken with the bulb or just some leaves at the time

Information about leaves:
Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial structure, leaves grow in groups linked together

Uses of Tulbaghia violacea leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry

Edible Roots

Information about Tulbaghia violacea plant bulb:
Small bulb in the color white-yellow

When to pull up bulb:
All year

Uses of the bulb:
Eaten raw, cooked, salad

Scientific name:

Tulbaghia violacea

How to grow Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea growing and care

Tulbaghia violacea flower

Tulbaghia violacea


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9