Tulbaghia 'Flamingo PP32,405 (Flamingo Society Garlic) - A clumping evergreen perennial with tuberous roots from which emerge flexible grass-like 1 foot long by 1/4 inch wide upright chartreuse green leaves that are a brilliant violet pink near their bases and often spotted the same color at the leaf tips – quite an attractive site! From spring into fall, and sometimes longer in frost free areas, arise slender stalks to 18 to 24 inches high topped by an umbel of about 10 to 20 lavender flowers.
Plant in coastal full sun to light shade with occasional to regular irrigation - as with Tulbaghia violacea this plant should prove somewhat drought tolerant but will always looks better with more regular irrigation. Should prove hardy and evergreen to at least 25°F and root hardy to colder temperatures. This cultivar looks best up close and where its leaf bases are displayed, so use it where this attribute is well displayed in a raised bed or in in a container at eye level.
The genus was named to honor Ryk Tulbagh (1699-1771) the early governor of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The cultivar 'Flamingo' is a selection made by Ivan van der Walt of Pretoria, South Africa, who is the man responsible for the great hybrid 'Ashanti', which we think is one of the best of the Society Garlics in cultivation for its gray narrow foliage and large bright flowers. This plant received US Plant Patent PP32,405 in October 2020 and was introduced in the US in 2019 by Star Roses and Plants (Ball Horticulture).
We also grow several Tulbaghia violacea cultivars including Tulbaghia violacea 'Edinburgh', Tulbaghia violacea 'Blanca', Tulbaghia violacea Purpleicious ['Hinetul1'], Tulbaghia violacea 'Oro Verde', Tulbaghia violacea 'Emerisa White', Tulbaghia violacea 'Savannah Lightning' as well as Tulbaghia simmleri (AKA T. fragrans), Tulbaghia simmleri 'Alba' and the hybrids Tulbaghia 'Ashanti', Tulbaghia 'Cosmic', Tulbaghia 'Fairy Pink' and Tulbaghia 'Himba'.
Information about Tulbaghia 'Flamingo' PP32,405 displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.