Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl'

Hawaiian garland flower or tuberose

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5 tubers £7.99
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15 tubers £23.97 £21.00
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Buy Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl' Hawaiian garland flower or 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 intoxicating. 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 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


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




Smell is so nice


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




Powerful fragrance


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 .




Lots of lovely scented blooms


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


North East England


Lovely if you can bring it indoor in autumn


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.


East Sussex


No flowers despite two different purchases


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?


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


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.


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