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Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl'

2 Options from £14.99

4 Reviews

The world's most fragrant bulb

5 polianthes bulbs £14.99 Out of Stock
10 polianthes bulbsSave £9.99 £29.98 £19.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
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 15C (59F) 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: 120cm (48"). Spread: 20cm (8").

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Culinary note: The flowers can be eaten cooked and are often added to soups or used to flavour soy sauces in oriental cuisine. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Greenhouse, Conservatory, Scented Gardens, Exotic Garden, Cut Flower Garden

Tender

Full sun

120cm (47.2in)

15cm (5.9in)

5 Polianthes Bulbs (T13855)
10 Polianthes Bulbs (T13854)

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Flowering Months
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.
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.

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Reviews

Borderline for our climate but worth it 2015-12-20

Mine have been lovely, super quality, perhaps Ms Murphy in her arrogant review missed the point that suppliers like T & M do their best to supply top quality produce that gives it the best chance of success, they are not responsible for the genetic construction of what they sell nor can they control whether the end user has a clue about what they are doing. If you put the work in with these they are lovely in the conservatory, but delicate, just as T & M clearly say.

T&M replied on 2015-12-20: Thank you very much for sharing your review. I'm glad you were happy with your purchase. Thank you also for your recognition, we certainly do our best to select only the highest quality products for our customers. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

some success 2015-05-10

Planted 16 bulbs in 3 pots, brought them inside now as they have 2 flowers per pot. wonderful perfume only hope I have more success next year. Linda Lewis

T&M replied on 2015-10-05: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase, although I do hope you receive better results next year. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Disappointing 2015-05-08

Only one flower in the first season and none in the second. T&M provided advice but still a disappointment.

T&M replied on 2015-08-07: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase and we could not be a further assistance.

scent-sational 2012-11-03

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.