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Tulbaghia Lilian

Plant Name

Tulbaghia 'Lilian' NEW CUTIVAR NAME

My ref

1763

Obtained From

Seed batch sown 16/2/05

Synonyms

None

Species



Interspecific hybrids



Hybrids

Yes

Verified



Notes completed

Yes

Leaves

Linear. Glaucous green. Length 16-18cm. Width 4.5 mm. Garlic odour if bruised.

Scape

30-37 cm.

Umbel

5-9 flowered but commonly 8.

Pedicels

Short. 5-7 mm

PerianthTube

Cylindrical. Pale purple-pink. Length 6 mm. Width 3 mm.

Perianth Segments

Oblanceolate. Two whorls set 5 mm apart. Pale purple-pink paling whitish towards the margins.

Corona On Opening

Irregularly 3 lobed, each lobe shallowly bifid. Yellow-green. Length 2 mm from bottom whorl. Width 2.5 mm approx. Corona at maturity Light yellow-brown. Colour RHS 163B

Anthers

In two alternate whorls, upper whorl level with perianth segments, lower whorl 2 mm below.

Ovary

3 mm long, elliptic.

Style

Approx 1 mm.

Stigma

Capitate.

Capsule



Day Scented

Clove scented.

Night Scented

Yes.

Flowering Starts

May.

Flowering Ends

July and intermittently after.

Date Photographed



Date Notes Taken

16/7/08

Does It Set Seed

Yes.

Verification Required



Additional Notes

Open pollinated. Sown 2003 registered with KAVB 21/10/2008

Summary

This new introduction will appeal to those who prefer quiet contemplation. It is a dainty to delight the eye and nourish the senses. What it lacks in flower size it more than compensates by releasing its strong clove scented perfume by day and night. The 8 flowered umbels which stand proud of the linear foliage are composed of dainty flowers of palest purple-pink with a corona which is at first yellow-green, maturing to light yellow-brown. For its modesty, and charm it is therefore named after my grandmother Lilian Evans. Height 30-37 cm. May - July and intermittently afterwards.


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