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Polianthes tuberosa

Polianthes  tuberosa
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Common Name: Tuberose

Plant Family: Asparagaceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  White
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)

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Native to Mexico, this tuberous perennial is famed for its highly scented white flowers, used commercially as cut flowers and for perfume. To grow successfully in colder climates it needs a sunny site, with the tubers being planted in a frost free greenhouse in deep pots of free-draining compost. These can then be stood or plunged outdoors in a sunny spot for the summer where they will bloom and scent the garden. In the autumn, lift the pots and keep frost free fo the winter.


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