Fragrances tha Surprise - TOW

Cameron McMaster
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:35:47 PDT
Tulbaghia acutiloba will always be on my 'must have' list. My first encounter with it was late one afternoon when I couldn't figure out which one of my plants was emitting such a beautiful strong scent, almost like cinnamon.  What a surprise when it turned out to be the insignificant flower of an onion family!  It has a scent only after about 4 pm for a couple of hours.  Another good one is Tulbaghia simmleri (used to be T. fragrans).

Napier, W. Cape
Blooming now in the wild (Renosterbos) around Napier: Haemanthus coccineus, Nerine humilis, Gladiolus vaginatus, Tritoniopsis pulchra, Brunsvigia orientalis (just over) and an Oxalis sp.

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