Polianthes tuberosa ‘Pearl’, PEARL DOUBLE TUBEROSE, 1870 Just as blissfully fragrant as ‘Mexican Single’, ‘Pearl’ is a bit shorter, later-blooming, and double, with pale pink buds that open into flowers like tiny gardenias. Discovered by NY nurseryman John Henderson in 1870, it became a Victorian favorite, often sold under the name ‘Excelsior’. Hardy in zones 8a-11b

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Tuberose has much meaning around the world and plays popular and important roles in many cultures. In India, the tuberoses are used frequently in weddings as garland and decorations, and this flower is also used in various cultural rituals. In Iran, the tuberoses’ oil is extracted and used to make a perfume. In Hawaii you will commonly see the tuberoses incorporated into leis. It is also used all over the world as a funeral flower.

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Paintings for ants : Lorraine loots Now is the time to plant bulbs like the March Lily, Tuberose or Berg Lily.

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