A picture of a Polianthes

Polianthes

Polianthes spp.

Tuberose flower by SKsiddhartthan (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Polianthes Overview

A genus of tuberous perennial flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family endemic to Mexico. They have narrow lance-shaped leaves and sturdy upright stems with racemes of sometimes double, trumpet-shaped often fragrant flowers. They include P. tuberosa, commonly known as tuberose, used in the perfume industry. They are popular as houseplants but can be grown outside in warmer climates as long as they have protection from winter wet - the rhizomes are usually lifted and stored in a dry, cool and dark place until Spring.

How to propagate Polianthes

Bulbs

Seed or offsets in spring or division of bulbs.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Polianthes

Grown for their fragrant flowers in summer.