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Date: 3 Aug 2019, Entry id: 1564818962-2

Agave amica? Polianthes tuberosa...

"A tuberose by any other name would smell as sweet..."
by Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

A: Recently, we received a beautifully grown batch of Polianthes tuberosa, all in one gallon pots. These are commonly called Tuberose in the cut-flower trade. I was so happy to see them that I could hardly contain myself from exploding with joy! It had been such a number of years since I have even seen this plant that I had nearly forgotten about its existence. I first grew it as a little kid "up north", after seeing it listed in an old-fashioned mail-order catalogue, probably Gourney's. I remember doing things like mowing neighbors lawns and shoveling snow from driveways in-order to save enough money so that toward spring I could order a few things from those plant catalogues...
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