|Single Mexican Tuberose|
|St Joseph's Staff|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
|Plant Height:||36-48 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12-36 inches|
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
Late summer or early fall
Suitable as Annual
Other Beneficial Insects: Moths
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 6, 2011 3:48 PM
While this plant is indeed commonly cultivated in México, it is never called "azahar" (which is the word used for citrus blossoms, especially orange blossoms), but rather "nardo" or "azucena" (azucena being the generic term for any white, lily-like flower). The tuberose was already entirely domesticated by the indigenous civilizations of Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest, and forms of Polianthes tuberosa growing in the wild have never been discovered or seen.
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|piksihk||On September 7, 2015||Transplanted
HW; the clump from square bed
|Chillybean||On October 24, 2015||Obtained plant
A friend's gift; need to wait to put in the ground next spring.