Polianthes Tuberosa Flowers

Polianthes tuberosa, commonly known as tuberose, is possibly native to Mexico. It’s considered iconic and has a long cultural history dating back to pre-Columbian times.

Polianthes Tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa, now known as Agave amica, is a perennial in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family. The Agave genus (Agavaceae) includes about 200 species[1].

Polianthes Tuberosa Flower

It grows from a tuberous-rooted rhizomeWhat is rhizome?An underground stem, with nodes and short to elongate internodes. and is well-known for the highly intense aroma from its funnel-shaped waxy white flowers, which appear in elongated spikes on the 30-inch-tall flowers until late summer.

The grassy basal green leaves up to 18 inches long-form a tuft of grassy foliage. Tuberose is a well-known commercial cut flower.

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Key References
  • [1]“Polianthes tuberosa – Plant Finder”. Accessed April 24, 2022. Link.

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