The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico, as is every other known species of Polianthes. It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.
|1||Rajnigandha Tuberose – Plant|
Polianthes tuberosa, the tuberose, is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system.
|Plant Height||14 inch (35.5 cm)|
|Plant Spread||5 inch (13 cm)|
|Common Name||Bone flower|
|Maximum Reachable Height||2 to 3 feet|
|Bloom Time||Late summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
When blooms are spent and foliage is yellowed, bulbs must be dug up and stored for winter protection in northern areas. Tuberose plant info varies as to which gardening zones can leave the bulbs in the ground over the winter. All recommend spring planting, but autumn digging and storage is said by some to be necessary in all but zones 9 and 10.
Keep the soil consistently moist before and during the period of bloom that occurs in late summer.Enrich poor soil with compost and organic amendments to increase drainage and texture for the best show of tuberose flowe Best results of blooms come from the cultivar Mexican Single, which is highly fragrant
|Temperature||70 to 75 degrees C (21 to 24 degrees C.)|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose