Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl'

Hawaiian garland flower / tuberose

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5 tubers £6.99 £3.50
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Buy Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl' Hawaiian garland flower / tuberose: Highly fragrant, waxy double white flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • 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.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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I would recommend this product

5

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

Flossy

London

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Smell is so nice

4

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

Vicky

Surry

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Powerful fragrance

5

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 .

LLanarrow

Herefordshire

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Lots of lovely scented blooms

5

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

Jay

North East England

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Lovely if you can bring it indoor in autumn

3

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.

momoinu

East Sussex

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No flowers despite two different purchases

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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.

Kate Fleming

Cobham Surrey

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Is it too late to plant these to flower this summer?

Tiggy

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.

helen

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

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