Subject: [pbs] Tulbaghia fragrance -- is it, or isn't it??
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:57:44 PST
In my experience with T. simmleri, it has been exceptionally fragrant.  What's very interesting about Tulbaghia species and hybrids I've grown, they typically have flowers that are highly aromatic, and distinctive... whether sweet, spicy, fruity, or feotid.…

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Perhaps T. simmleri is analogous to another Alliaceae, namely Allium paniculatum.  I once grew two different pink-flowered forms of this allium, originally from known locales in the baltics.  The two forms looked nearly identical, but one clone had no scent, whereas the other was ill-scented.

Mark McDonough        
Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States  
"New England", near New Hampshire  
USDA Zone 5
alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, 
western american alpines, iris, plants of all 

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