Home Indoor Outdoor Wildflowers
Soil: A mix of gardening soil and the native sandy soil.
The tuberoses have long, soft, green leaves. Its beautiful white flowers grow on spikes. The flowers share some similarity with certain yucca (the ones whose petals are thick and large). Once in bloom, the tuberoses are both fragrant and lovely.
Contrary to what I thought, the tuberose is not native to Hawaii, though it can be purchased at almost any flower stand there. It is a native of Mexico, which makes it easy to grown here with very little care. I purchased a few bulbs from Home Depot a few years back and these hardy perennials kept coming back each time spring arrives. Unfortunately, because of their delicate and water retaining leaves, my dogs have found them both appetizing and cool to sit on. Before long, my tuberose all died back down before flowers can be established.
This year, however, I have decided to put them under protection by place sticks around them as well as moving a few indoor. Hopefully, I will get to see their flowers soon.
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