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Polianthes tuberosa/Tuberose

Polianthes tuberosa / Polianthes tuberosa
Flower spike grows about 3-4 above the grassy foliage
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Flower spike grows about 3-4 above the grassy foliage

Many fragrant flowers produced on each spike

'Pearl' variety

Double flowers produced on 'Pearl' cultivar

The culltivar 'Mexican Single'

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Scientific Name: Polianthes tuberosa
Common Name: Tuberose
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Very fragrant white flowers which are used in weddings. Flowers may be single (Mexican Single) or double (Pearl), depending on variety. Its nectar has also been used in the production of perfumes. This tuberose has long, slender, grass-like foliage. When grown in areas that have freezes, tubers should be dug in late fall and planted in mid-spring.