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Polianthes tuberosa

Tuberose

Tender Bulb

  • The world's most fragrant bulb
Spikes of intensely fragrant, waxy white flowers are produced throughout summer, which make enthralling cut flowers. The semi-double, fragrant tuberose flowers of this relatively unknown bulb are carried above narrow, lance shapes leaves. Polianthes tuberosa requires a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F) so it is ideal for a heated greenhouse or conservatory. It can also be grown outdoors in containers or sheltered sunny borders, if it is lifted and stored frost-free over winter. Bulb size: 14/16. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 15cm (6”).

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How to grow bulbs, corms and tubers

Ideal For:
greenhouse, conservatory, scented gardens, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 4 bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £9.99
    • 8 bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £14.99
    • 16 bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £19.99
Polianthes tuberosa requires a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F). Plant tubers in containers at a depth of 10cm (4") and grow them on until large enough to move outdoors when all risk of frost has passed. When growing tuberose in extremely mild areas, plant directly into moist, fertile, well drained soil in sheltered sunny borders.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Move containers of tuberose plants to a cool, frost-free position before the first frosts. Lift tubers from borders and store them in sand or peat in frost free conditions until ready to replant the following spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. scent-sational

    By Warwick Furnell 11-03-2012

    I have had these in my porch 8 bulbs in a small tub and when the flowers open you can smell them before you get to the porch, on a warm summer night these really deliver a powerful scent, i've even had people ask me by the front gate which plant was giving that scent... and that's through a porch door and 15 feet of pathway.

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