Polianthes tuberosa “˜Pearl’, PEARL DOUBLE TUBEROSE, 1870
Just as blissfully fragrant as “˜Mexican Single’, “˜Pearl’ is a bit shorter, later-blooming, and double, with pale pink buds that open into flowers like tiny gardenias. Discovered by NY nurseryman John Henderson in 1870, it became a Victorian favorite, often sold under the name “˜Excelsior’. Hardy in zones 8a-11b, elsewhere it’s handled like glads (in the winter, just throw the pot in the basement). We send big bulbs, sure to bloom!