Polianthes x bundrantii 'Howard's Purple'

Opal Eyes Mexican Tuberose

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Item #: 9680

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

We are very pleased to offer a rare natural tuberose hybrid of the Mexican species Polianthes howardii and the florist tuberose Polianthes tuberosa. These were shared with us by the late bulb guru Dr. Thad Howard. Polianthes x bundrantii 'Opal Eyes' emerges to form a cluster of narrow, rubbery, manfreda-like leaves topped, starting in mid-July (NC), with 30" tall stalks of small, violet, tubular flowers that are regularly visited by hummingbirds. Polianthes x bundrantii did not pick up the fragrance from the Polianthes tuberosa parent.