This very pretty, fragrant mauve or white flower is on a 25 cm spike and opens in winter. It is cheerful to have one in your garden during the brown, dry Highveld winter. The leaves are wider than the Tulbaghia violacea and not as pungent. They are also edible and are successfully used in a vase. It grows best in the semi shade and is used medicinally for fevers, cold, asthma and TB.