Tuberoses are a popular flower in floral arrangements and their scent is used to produce perfumes the world over. Polianthes come from Mexico. They are however quite easy to grow in a pot. Long-lasting as a cut flower in water (with lots of changes.) Flowering tubers have to be discarded as they will not flower again. A mass of long pale green foliage. The unopened buds are pinkish but the flowers are pure white.
Planting & Caring –
Grow in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. To grow plants in the ground in the St. Louis area, plant rhizomes 2” deep and 6-8” apart in spring after the last frost date. Provide consistent moisture throughout the growing season. When foliage begins to yellow in fall, taper off watering.