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Polianthes (Tuberose)

Polianthes (Tuberose)

Polianthes Tuberosa (“Tuberose) have sweetly-scented flower spikes with up to 30 waxy white 2½ long tubular flowers that open like a star.  Especially fragrant at night, Tuberose is ideal for Moon Gardens.  It likes a fertile, well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun.  In colder climates can be grown in containers and brought outdoors during the summer.  Flowers best when lifted annually even where hardy.  Propagate by separating newly formed bulbils.  Zones 7-11.


that can reach 3 to 4 feet in height

Polianthes Mexican Single

Polianthes Mexican Single
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Mexican Single Polianthes (Tuberose) has single white funnel-shaped blooms with 6 spreading petals and an intoxicating smell. The flower spikes can reach 3 to 4 feet in height. It needs warmth, sunshine, well-drained soil, even moisture and at least a month and a half of good growing after it is done flowering for best re-blooming success. If well-grown, the tubers will multiply rapidly and will need to be divided every 3 to 4 years. Performs slightly better in the garden than the double form. A perennial in Zones 9-11. An excellent pot plant elsewhere.

Size: 12+ 
Plant: 2 Per Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Summer
Planting Depth: 4-6”
Height: 36”
Zone: 7-10.
Exposure: Full Sun

Polianthes The Pearl

Polianthes The Pearl
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The Pearl Polianthes (Tuberose) is a double form of Mexican Single Tuberose, above, with flowers that resemble miniature gardenias. Known as the “Hawaiian Garland flower” and frequently used in leis, it is said to be the most fragrant flower in the world. Its scent grows even stronger at night, so it's lovely in a moon garden. A perennial in Zones 9-11 – an excellent pot plant elsewhere.

Size: 8+
Plant: 2 Per Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Summer
Planting Depth: 4-6”
Height: 36”
Zone: 7-10.
Exposure: Full Sun

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I just received 5 absolutely gorgeous tuberose bulbs from Mary's Garden Patch. I couldn't be happier with the quality. They're enormous and very healthy. Yay!
Laura, New York