Leaves and stems - they can be cooked like spinach or chopped fine and used as a relish.Flowers. They are regarded as a delicacy by the native Zulu women.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Tulbaghia alliacea.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Tulbaghia alliacea.
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This species is hardy in the mildest areas of Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -5°c. However, it is in leaf during the winter and so is best grown with some protection such as a cold greenhouse or conservatory. Plants grow from a cluster of small bulbs attached to a basal plate that is sometimes regarded as a rhizome.The flowers are very fragrant at night. Another report says that they have an unpleasant smell. The whole plant has a powerful aroma of garlic.
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Polycultures & Guilds
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