"The Tuberose, with her silver light,
That in the gardens of Malay Is called the mistress of the night; So like a bride, scented and bright,
She comes out when the sun 's away."
The Tuberose is a tender tuberous-rooted plant, with linear leaves of whitish green, and stems four or five feet high, terminating in a sparse spike of white flowers, of very powerful fragrance, which display themselves in August. It is properly a green-house plant, but will grow and flower in warm situations in the open air, when planted about the middle of May, but succeeds better when planted.in pots, in March or April, and brought forward in a hot-bed or green-house, and planted in border the middle of June. It delights in a rich, sandy loam. The top of the tuber should be near the surface of the soil. The tubers are generally surrounded with numerous offsets. It is recommended by some gardeners to break them off; but I am inclined to believe that it is rather prejudicial to the bloom than otherwise, and my practice is to let them remain. Strong-grown roots only will bloom. The double variety is the most desirable, though both are equally fragrant. The Tuberose is propagated from the offsets taken off from the parent tuber, and planted in a light, rich soil. As soon as the foliage is killed by the frost in autumn, the roots should be taken up, dried, and packed away m dry sand or moss, till wanted in the spring, but they must be kept secure from frost.