Tulbaghia

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Better known as wild garlic or the pink agapanthus, Tulbaghia is a fast-growing bulb from the Alliaceae family. Tulbaghia's purple colour makes for a stunning addition to the garden that offers a number of health and wellness benefits too. Tulbaghia has been shown to have antibacterial, antifungal and antithrombotic properties. It is a rather small plant, reaching a height of about 50 to 60 centimetres. The tubular flowers have a gorgeous mauve colour and are clustered in groups of about 20 at the top of a tall stalk. The leaves are long and narrow, and slightly fleshy. When these are bruised or torn, the smell of garlic is immediately evident. The triangular capsules found on the plant are its fruit. These are also grouped together, forming a distinctive head. When they are ripe, they split open and release their seeds for natural propagation. The Tulbaghia usually erupts into gorgeous purple blooms from January to April however it may also delay blooming through to the hottest time of the year.