Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl'

Hawaiian garland flower

5 tubers £6.99 Email me when in stock
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender

    If you like fragrant flowers you will absolutely love this plant. Pretty white waxy double blooms form in clusters on loose spikes, held on upright stems above slender green foliage throughout the summer, but, it is the glorious heady, sweet scent that it is known and grown for. Cut a few stems and the fragrance will fill your room, pass it in the garden and the perfume will be in toxicating. Easy to see why it is widely used in perfumes.

  • Garden care: Plant the tubers 10cm deep and 20cm apart and keep under glass until all risk of frost has passed. It can take time for them to emerge but then you can then either plant them out in the border, or keep them in a pot for the conservatory or patio. Water moderately while they are in active growth and feed them with a balanced liquid fertiliser (such as MiracleGro) at fortnightly intervals. As they die down, stop feeding, reduce the water and make sure the tubers are either lifted or the pots moved to frost-free conditions during the winter.

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CrocusPolianthes tuberosa
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fragrant (6)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Indoors (3)

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5.0

I would recommend this product

By Flossy

from London

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

      So easy to grow, pretty star shaped flowers and a wonderful fragrance.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      4.0

      Smell is so nice

      By Vicky

      from Surry

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fragrant

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

      Very good smell. But 5 bulbs only has two grown. Anyway. This really nice smell. And elegant flower.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      1.0

      Beautiful fragrance

      By Bay Leaf

      from Somerset

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Only One Of The Fifteen B

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors

        Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

        I bought these bulbs in the hope of scenting a south facing patio in the south west. Only one of 15 bulbs flowered.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced
         
        5.0

        Powerful fragrance

        By LLanarrow

        from Herefordshire

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Pests & Disease

        Best Uses

        • G
        • Indoors

        Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

        Powerful fragrance and tall growth. Indoors but too strong so moved to greenhouse.
        Picked up blackfly but soon solved with mild soapy water in a mist spray .

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless
         
        5.0

        Lots of lovely scented blooms

        By Jay

        from North East England

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • In A Pot
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

          Grew beautifully, tall and lightly scented. Hoping to keep over winter.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced
           
          3.0

          Lovely if you can bring it indoor in autumn

          By momoinu

          from East Sussex

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fragrant

          Cons

          • Starts Flowering Too Late

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

          Planted 4 tubers in a large pot in April, placed at south facing patio in South East England. First flower in early October. Since it was getting cold and I could see other 3 tubers made buds stems, I brought the pot indoor, and since then they continue to flower one by one and the last one is still flowering in the conservatory. May last till Christmas.Very fragrant.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced
           
          1.0

          Polianthes

          By Ray

          from Cheshire

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

          Planted the bulbs according to instructions, but they did not grow.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced
           
          1.0

          No flowers despite two different purchases

          By Kate Fleming

          from Cobham Surrey

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • I Have Never Had Any Flow
          • No Flowers

          Cons

          • Green Stems No Flowers

          Best Uses

          • Would Not Try Again

          Comments about Polianthes tuberosa:

          I followed the directions precisely and still no flowers. These are the only plants I have failed
          with so have no idea why and have tried with two
          lots.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced

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          • Q:

            Is it too late to plant these to flower this summer?
            Asked on 15/4/2014 by Tiggy from Leicester

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            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello,

              It is very late to be planting them, however I would get them in the ground as soon as possible and they should still flower this year - although I suspect a little later than they normally would.

              Answered on 16/4/2014 by helen from crocus
            • A:

              no, im going to put them in a pot next weekend

              Answered on 30/3/2015 by clackdish from middlesbrough
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