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Full Sun to Partial Shade
Late summer or early fall
Suitable as Annual
|Propagation: Other methods:
||Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
- Double Flowering Tuberose
- St Joseph's Staff
- Century Plant
- Accepted: Agave polianthes
- Synonym: Polianthes tuberosa
Posted by jmorth
(central Illinois) on Nov 10, 2011 4:22 AM concerning plant:
Grown in pots here overwintered dry in basement. Some flower scapes have been quite a bit taller than 2'.
This plant generates an amazing panorama in late summer when the sun goes down and the lights go off. Plant's perfume attracts nocturnal visitors predators and prey alike. It all boils down to a simple description, the takers or the taken. Praying Mantises seemed to be in control this past year, the year before a small "tree frog" was ruler of the roost.
Posted by sallyg
(central Maryland - Zone 7b) on May 14, 2020 7:21 PM concerning plant:
A very fragrant flower, it has soft grassy leaves with tall (2 feet or more) flower stems. I like it more as the clump gets bigger. Plant the bulbs shallow with an inch or two of soil over, in full sun. I have read they need a long growing season, so here where it must come inside for winter, I try to leave it out as long as possible. Then I let it dry out completely to store. I have had it bloom in pots and in the ground in this zone.
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||On June 26, 2016
Planted clumps in bed out back in full sun.
||On June 23, 2016
From Caladium Bulbs 4 Less. 10 clumps at fantastic prices. Sprouting upon arrival.
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