The Tuberose (polianthes tuberosa), is a flower that is both mythical and magical, its nectar said by some to have special powers and its scent magical to all who experience it. Tuberoses are a popular flower in floral arrangements and their scent is used to produce perfumes the world over. The opportunity to have your very own Tuberoses unfolding in your yard or garden is one not to miss.
Tuberoses thrive in sunny spots and bloom in late summer. They are excellent in the garden or in pots. Their tall stems (2-3 ft.) and rather sparse, grass-like foliage make them ideal for interplanting. In the spring after the last frost, plant in a sunny spot, beneath about 2 inches of soil and 8 inches apart. Fertilize and water regularly.
Forcing. Plant one bulb in a 6 inch pot and keep at 75 degrees for an earlier summer bloom.
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