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Tulbaghia simmleri

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Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Tulbaghia (tul-BAG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: simmleri (SIM-ler-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Tulbaghia fragrans

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive RosinaBloom On Apr 3, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

This clump forming evergreen perennial plant can be grown easily from seed, which can take up to four years to bloom, and does best in light or partial shade.

Neutral soilsandup On May 6, 2005, soilsandup from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant blooms at a time when there are very few flowers in bloom. It starts blooming in November and continues with sporadic blooms through April. Makes a good cut flower. Has a fairly nice fragrance - not at all smelly like it's cousin, the more common society garlic, T. violacea

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encinitas, California
Sacramento, California
Vista, California
Lake City, Florida
Houma, Louisiana



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