Tuberose This richly fragrant bulb, Polianthes tuberosa, was a Victorian favorite. Plant in containers or beds, two to three inches deep. Gardeners in zones lower than 8 must dig up the bulbs in the fall. TENDER BULB, I love me some tuberose!
The Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery. The tuberose is a night-blooming plant, with fragrant waxy white flowers, and is thought to be native to Mexico.