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Polianthes tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa
Plump buds, late June
Double white form, mid-August
Common name tuberose
Family asparagaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers white or pink (late summer)
Size 24-36"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Cultivated since ancient times for its intensely fragrant flowers, which appear on three-foot spikes in late summer. Its natural color is white, but pink forms are now also available, as are doubles. The clump of grassy foliage stays to about 18 inches.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: right fence border, waterfall pondside

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