Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa - Plant
Description for Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa
Polianthes tuberosa, the tuberose, is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bone flower||White||Late summer||2 to 3 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Keep the soil consistently moist before and during the period of bloom that occurs in late summer. Enrich poor soil with compost and organic amendments to increase drainage and texture for the best show of tuberose flowers. Best results of blooms come from the cultivar Mexican Single, which is highly fragrant
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||70 to 75 degrees C (21 to 24 degrees C.)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Rajnigandha
- When blooms are spent and foliage is yellowed, bulbs must be dug up and stored for winter protection in northern areas. Tuberose plant info varies as to which gardening zones can leave the bulbs in the ground over the winter. All recommend spring planting, but autumn digging and storage is said by some to be necessary in all but zones 9 and 10.
Typical uses of Rajnigandha
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Ayurvedic
- http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Polianthes+tuberosa&stpos=0&stype=AND
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