Tuberose have long been a highly prized and popular flower for amazing fragrance – the essential oil is used as a base for many perfumes and is still often unsurpassed. But until now, UK gardeners have only been able to grow the white species or hybrids.
Thanks to plant breeding students in Taiwan, over 10 years new colours have been developed, and just released this Spring 2014. The second of these is called ‘Pink Sensation’ and has gorgeous soft-pink single flowers, and have been bred with a much shorter stem length, making them perfect for pots and stockier all round. Their stunning fragrance though remains as good as ever.
Grow them in pots in a warm, sunny or lightly shaded location, they will provide late Summer colour and iconic fragrance for you, and can easily be kept over-Winter year to year by drying back the bulbs in their pot, and keeping frost free over-Winter.
Try something new this season, and be amazed at their fragrance.