Polianthes tuberosa


Few flowers can match their intense, sweet fragrance. The white flower spikes bloom in late summer, when many others are past their prime. Excellent for flower borders, containers and as cut flowers. Plant where their fragrance can be best appreciated. Native to Mexico, they are hardy in Zones 9 to 11. Plant after weather has fully warmed. In mild climates, after bulbs flower they split into small divisions and will not bloom the next year, but will bloom the second year. As bulbs multiply, you will get blooms year after year. In Zone 5 and colder, start indoors 4 to 6 weeks early so plants have time to flower before frost. Water after leaves appear. Divide clumps every 4 years.
Polianthes tuberosa, Tuberose
Stems reach up to 3 feet tall and bear up to 30 fragrant white, single or double waterlily-like blossoms. Flowers open sequentially, giving a very long flowering season.

Attributes - Polianthes tuberosa

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Late Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: White

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 7 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

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