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Mexican-tuberose
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Mexican-tuberose
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Originally from Mexico and known for its strong, sweet fragrance.

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Mexican Tuberose   (Polianthes tuberosa)

Polianthes tuberosa. Exceptionally sweet-smelling flowers. Superb for cutting. White, waxy florets set closely on 3' stems bloom in late summer. Extra fragrant; earlier than double form. Sun.

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Plant Types: Perennial
Light: Full Sun
Height: 4 feet
Zones: 7a to 11b
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Seasons: Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer
Leaf Color: Green
Shape: Upright or erect
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Nursery Select Miracid® Water Soluble Plant Food
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Plant Care
Planting:

Plant rhizomes in the ground outside in climates that have long hot seasons to promote consecutive years of flowers. Place rhizomes 2 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart. Does fine being grown in containers and moved indoors during cold spells.

Plant Growth:

Does best with full sun. In climates where the temperature does not normally dip below 20°F/-7°C, Tubers can be left in the ground year round.

Blooming:

Flowers are white and bloom in summer or early fall. For recurrent annual blooming, Polianthes requires a warm season of 4 or more months prior to flowering.

Soil and Irrigation:

Needs regular water during the growing season and while in bloom. When Tuberose goes dormant, no irrigation is needed. Does best with slightly acidic soils.

Fertilization:

Use acidic fertilizer if the soil is alkaline and when shoot growth begins.