One of the showiest species of the genus, sprays of sweetly-perfumed pink flowers are held on strong stems above basal clumps of strap shaped leaves, which smell of onions if crushed. It grows and multiplies very well, and opens its valuable blossoms in late summer to late autumn. In the wild it is found in the same areas in South Africa as the lovely Clivia miniata, and is sometimes called "Pink Agapanthus".
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.
Common name:Tulbaghia fragrans, Sweet Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)