A Flower For Weddings And Funerals

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Mention Tuberoses and you immediately think of beautiful white flowers growing on long elegant stems.  Not to mention the wonderful scent given off by these flowers.

It is believed that tuberoses originated in Mexico.  They are very popular in Hawaii and India for weddings and in Victorian times they were used for funerals.  Tuberoses grow from bulbs and the flowers emerge in about 90 to 120 days after planting.  They like a pH of about 6.5 to 7. The elongated spikes can grow up to 45 cm (18 in) long and produce very fragrant waxy white flowers.  The plant has long bright green leaves which are clustered at the base of the plant.

Since the tuberose has such a wonderful fragrance, it is no surprise that it is used in perfume.  They are therefore grown for their fragrance and beauty.  They are a wonderful addition to a bouquet or cut flowers to display in a vase.

Head over to the following page for information on planting and growing your tuberoses.