Cinderella Polianthes Tuberose
DetailsTuberose ‘Cinderella’ (Polianthes tuberosa ‘Cinderella’) has pretty, lavender-pink flowers with long bright green leaves at its base. ‘Cinderella’s’ sweet fragrance and unique color make this a lovely garden addition. Plant in fertile, compost-enriched well-drained soil in a sunny to light shade location in the spring once danger of frost has passed. Planted in the spring, they will usually flower in late summer. With a head start indoors, or if they overwinter, they may start flowering by early summer. Hardy in zones 8-10, Tuberose flowers best when the bulbs are lifted in the fall even where hardy, and stored to be re-planted in the spring. After flowers are spent and foliage is yellowed, simply dig the bulbs and dry them for 7-10 days. Store in a cool (50°F) location and re-plant after the danger of frost has passed in the spring. For earlier flowers in northern areas, start your Tuberose indoors for an early start to sweet fragrance and lovely flowers. Tuberose ‘Cinderella’ are superb cut flowers, with long lasting fragrance that will make your bouquets the envy of the neighborhood. Excellent as a container plant too. Ideal for moon gardens, as Tuberose is especially fragrant at night. 18-24" tall.
|Common Name||Cinderella Polianthes Tuberose|
|Botanical Name||Polianthes tuberosa Cinderella|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||18" tall|
|Bulb Size||7-9 cm|
|Bulb Spacing||4 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 2-3" deep|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Days to Bloom||90-120 days after planting|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers|
|Additional Information||Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-6. Cold hardy in zones 7-10.|
|Ideal Region||Southeast, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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