Botanical Name: Tulbaghia violacea
The leaves are used chopped in sauces, soups, salads and as a garnish. The flower buds steeped in vinegar give it a mild garlic flavour and can also be used as a garnish. It is an attractive edging plant for herb and vegetable gardens, the cut flowers last well in water and are also edible, adding a spicy bite to salads.
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Plant Information or Specifications
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)
Preferred Soil Type
January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
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