This group of hardy perennials is well known for the mauve flowered species T. violacea commonly called society garlic even though its oniony flavour is perhaps marginally useful in cooking. The plant however is a good thing in the garden. Perhaps even less useful in the kitchen because of its tiny stature but none the less a useful pot plant or rock garden subject is this subject from the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
It will grow well in any sunny site and produces its tiny whitish flowers about chive like leaves for most of the sunny months. It multiplies well and has no obvious pests or vices so we can all grow it if all we have is a balcony or a vast estate.