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polianthes

Name

Polianthes tuberosa is commonly known as tuberose.

Family:

Agavaceae, agave family

Varieties

Single or double

Description

The buds open up to soft, pinkish-cream flowers that have a heavy, sweet scent. Tuberose is therefore more commonly used in bridal work.

Availability

All year round

Care tips

They can last up to fourteen days provided they have been given either bulb flower food or the standard cut flower food. If they bend towards the light and you want to keep them straight, just nip off the top buds.

Facts

Because of its sweet, heavy fragrance, tuberose was cultivated for centuries in the South of France for the perfumery world. Today it still plays a key floral note in the perfume industry.