Tuberose (Polianthes) 'The Pearl'
Typically available from late winter to spring. Check with your local store for current availability.
Sweetly fragrant, clusters of flowers bloom above grass-like foliage. Great for cut flower gardens or bulb beds.
Plant with Lily of the Valley
- Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 1'-2' width
- Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
- Water Needs: Moderate
- Sunset Zone: 7-9, 14-24
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Attributes: Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant
These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.
Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.
Green Thumb Guide
Plant bulbs in well draining soil along with a sprinkle bulb fertilizer. Should be planted 5"-6" deep at a rate of about 6 bulbs per square foot. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Cut foliage back after it turns yellow. Bulbs can either be left to spread naturally or dug up and divided by hand. Store bulbs in a dark, dry, cool place until ready for planting.