- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Autumn Flowering
- Flowering Height
- 60 cm
- Bulb Size
- 12/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
Polianthes Tuberosa The Pearl
Polianthes Tuberosa ‘The Pearl’ will stop you in your tracks before you even see the blooms. Its luxurious heady, sweetly spiced perfume hovers in the air, pervading your home and garden. In addition to incredible scent, this variety brings ineffable beauty, with spires of double, waxen flowers shining like precious pearls. Often referred to as the world’s ‘most scented’ bulb, Polianthes makes a superlative cut flower, acting as a natural air freshener. Ideal for growing in greenhouses, conservatories, and sunny patio planters in the summer, ‘The Pearl’ has been granted an RHS Award of Garden Merit as testament to its reliability.
Start bulbs off indoors in spring, in pots of well-drained soil with the addition of good quality compost.
Plant bulbs 10cm deep, spaced 20cm apart in the soil. Begin watering only when leaves appear, keeping the soil evenly moist during the growing period.
After the risk of frost has passed, usually in late May, pots can be brought outdoors into a warm, sunny location such as a patio where you can enjoy the tubular, fragrant blooms.
Feed with liquid fertiliser every two weeks during active growth to encourage flowering and ensure healthy plants.