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Polianthes tuberosa The Pearl

Aptly named The Pearl, double blooms smother the tips of each stem, releasing an intensely sweet floral scent. Known as "The Tuberose",the intoxicating fragrance is often used as a base scent in perfumes. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height 80cm (32"). Spread 20cm (8"). Tender perennial, bulbs are easy to lift over winter, or moved to a sheltered spot if in a container. Supplied as bulbs size 12/14
Flower Colour
Cream, White

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens, Wildflower Garden

Bees and Butterflies, Ideal for Beginners, Scented, Suitable for Container

Tender Perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time

Sun or Partial Shade

20cm (8")

80cm (32")



Fertile free-draining,consistently moist





Additional Information

Keep the soil consistently moist throughout active growth as this will aid in the plants overall health and development. After the flowering period, bulbs should be dug up or transplanted and stored over the winter period. This will protect them from frost damage. Continue to water Polianthes, taking care not to waterlog the soil. Feed with a liquid fertiliser every couple of weeks throughout active growth as this will encourage profuse blooming.

Delivery Date: 10 May 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
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