Plant ID forum: Tuberose?

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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Sep 20, 2014 1:02 PM CST
I went to a botanical garden and took a picture of a plant it labeled tuberose. But the flowers are pink not white! Any idea what this could be?
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jmorth
Sep 20, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Looks kind of like Soapwort
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Sep 20, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Yes, absolutely.
No doubt there was a tuberose there at one time.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Looks like Saponaria (Soapwort) to me too: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Saponaria+officin...
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Sep 21, 2014 11:26 AM CST
I do agree that the plant in the picture is a Saponaria, but for general info, there are pink, lavender, and yellow blooming polianthes (single and double tuberose)

http://www.marysgardenpatch.com/polianthes-%28tuberose%29



Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Sep 24, 2014 8:56 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I had no idea what tuberose (or soapwort for that matter) looked like. I just assumed everything was labeled correctly.

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