Tuberose flowers are perennials and have a significant role to play in perfumery. The botanical name is Polianthes tuberosa and there are about 12 species of this fragrant flower. It is a nocturnal flower and believed to be originally from Mexico. This flower plays a very prominent role in religious Hindu ceremonies in India.
Tuberose flowers grow in clusters of elongated flowers. The buds are green but give way to a waxy, white flower in blooming. The flowers are tubular with six flaring petals at the end.
Facts about Tuberose Flowers
- These flowers are best known for their heavy scent and due to this reason are very popular in perfumery.
- Tuberose flowers are named after their tuberous root system.
- These flowers are believed to represent voluptuousness and dangerous pleasure.
- The essential oil of tuberose although commercially available is extremely rare and hard to find.
Cultivation of Tuberose Flowers
- Tuberose plants are propagated from bulbs.
- Well-drained soil is required, preferably with compost, peat moss and ground bark.
- The flowers will appear in mid to late summer.
- Other than a few yellow leaves, trimming of leaves is not recommended at any time during the lifecycle.