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Products > Tulbaghia 'Himba' PP27,385
 
Tulbaghia 'Himba' PP27,385 - Mild Society Garlic
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Alliaceae (~Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Tulbaghia violacea hybrid)
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Tulbaghia 'Himba' PP27,385 - A clumping evergreen perennial with tuberous roots from which emerge flexible grass-like 18 inch long by 3/8 inch wide blue-green leaves that have a slight garlic aroma. From spring through summer arise the slender stalks to 18 to 24 inches high topped by an umbel of small rich purple flowers with orange centers composed of a raised corona holding the stamens. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional to regular irrigation - as with Tulbaghia violacea this plant should prove somewhat drought tolerant but will always looks better with more regular watering. Should prove hardy and evergreen to at least 25F and root hardy to colder temperatures. Use as a low border plant - this plant differs from other cultivated Tulbaghia in that it is a little larger with broader, more fleshy leaves and flower stalks attractively angled outward, not vertically inclined like most others. Flower stems bunched together are attractive in a small arrangement and since the leaves and flowers are edible, makes an attractive garnish on a plate of food. This plant is of hybrid origin with one parent being Tulbaghia violacea, which comes from southern Africa. It was bred by Ivan van der Walt of Pretoria, South Africa and introduced in South Africa by Fisk Horticulture as a society garlic that lacked the strong garlic fragrance that many find objectionable - we find that it still has some smell but it is far less overpowering than Tulbaghia violacea. This plant marketed in the US by Star Roses and Plants. The genus was named to honor Ryk Tulbagh (1699-1771) the early governor of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. This plant received it US Plant patent PP27,385 on November 15, 2016. The image on this page courtesy of Frisk Horticulture.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tulbaghia 'Himba' PP27,385.