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Commonly known as Tuberose
Deciduous - semi-erect, thin, linear-lance-shaped leaves to 45cm (18in) long, in a basal rosette
Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 15cm (6in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - tuberous perennial
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F) - use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light.
Additional Features - Exotic plants
Good to know - cultivated for the perfume and floristry trade. Cut flowers last well. Lift and store outdoor-grown plants before frost
Pests & Diseases - prone to viruses
Place of origin - origin unknown. Species is found in Mexico and Texas.
Flower Shape - Tubular - 3-6cm (1¼-2½in) long
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - outdoors, moderately fertile
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Polianthes - Growing Guide
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Protect your knees in the garden with this squishy mat. Water-repellent and light weight.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included