Roberta's 6-pc. Snow White Tuberose Collection with Fertilizer
Very beautiful and fragrant
This will be year three for my Tuberose. They bloom in late fall long after the rest of the garden has long faded away. They have beautiful blooms and smell wonderful. Mine are in planters and once done blooming I cut them back and put them in the basement. They have done great and am looking foward to those blooms again this year. Wish I could post a picture here. I live in Michigan.
I bought a prior tuberose collection from Roberta's many years ago. They never grew, even though by then I had decided to plant all Roberta's plants in pots where I could control soil/water etc. since I had such bad luck with their plants growing when planted in the ground. And I live in San Diego where practically everything grows. I'm reviewing the tuberoses, because they were probably the most spectacular fail of all of my purchases from Roberta's. Is it possible this particular Snow White offering is different? I hope so, but be aware.
Planted these as soon as they arrive. 3 weeks now. Still waiting for some growth.
Well the one tuberose bulb that bloomed looked great! However the rest just never happened. Some got stalks but never flowered and some never came up at all. I called Roberta's and was surprised when the lady said they don't usually bloom the first year as I specifically remember the salesman saying they bloom the first year! Well they haven't bloomed the 2nd year either. They sent me three more this year and some snapdragons to make up for it. These new tuberose still haven't sprouted - and I planted them at the same time as some gladiola's that are coming up now.
Snow White Tuberous
I ordered these, planted as directed. They never came up in late summer or fall nor yhe following year. I see them advertised again this evening. I was disappointed, and customer return is too late.
Huge Success - in spite of neglect
Thank you, thank you, Roberta's Gardens! Last year's purchase of the Snow White Tuberose suffered greatly as they arrived when we were out of town, stayed in the box for WAY too long, then were crowded into smaller than recommended pots and watered when remembered. Despite the neglect, one of them blossomed and the sweet fragrance was intoxicating! This year, they're getting the treatment and care they deserve - have nearly committed the growing guide to memory! These beauties survived my awful treatment so I can only credit Roberta's Gardens for such hearty plants!
These will last longer than me!
I purchased these from Roberta's several years ago while I was living in Kansas. I had planted them in pots and I would put them out in the summer and place the pots in the basement during the winter. I have to admit it took about 2-3 years for them to mature enough to bloom.
After a few years, I moved to Georgia and planted them in my garden. Not only did they survive the winter, but they expanded enough that I could split them up for planting in other areas of my garden. And, the number of blooms multiplied substantially. The fragrance is wonderful as well. The blooms actually kept coming until about October-November of last year. They are a great 18"-24" addition to my garden.
Last year all mine came up and flowered,this yeari see they are just peeking out of the ground.
They don't survive
Sadly, I have bought this item twice, as I know how awesome they can be, but each time they have grown a lot but never bloomed then didn't come back in the spring. Too much money for nothing
I have attempted to grow these a couple different times with NO success. I don't know how Robertas stays in business or why QVC carries their products. So many bad reviews!
Bought this a couple of years ago when I lived in California, planted just like it said and the thing never did a thing but die. Would give no stars if I could.
Trying Once More
Well, last year when I got these, I kept them very moist and fertilized every time I watered them. I got a few flower stalks. I brought them in for the winter and put them in my garage near a sunny window...they all got black and mushy. It was cold here in the Atlanta area but not that bad, so I don't think they are as hardy as advertised. But, they're guaranteed, so I'm going to give it another try. If they don't do well this year, that's it for me...no more tuberose.