The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa), is a perennial plant related to Narcissus and Jonquil, with no reference to Rose whatsoever. It is a white, Freesia/Lily type flower, indigenous to Central America, where it is found growing wild. It belongs in the Family Amaryllidaceae.
Tuberose is a night-blooming plant of which extracts are used as a middle note in perfumery. In China it is called “night fragrant jade”, meaning “flower as precious as jade and becoming fragrant at night.”
Tuberose scent is generally considered to be narcotic and aphrodisiacal. It is indicated for impotency and frigidity and to induce relaxation. It is used mainly by inhalation.
The scent can also be used in small amounts to flavor sweets or 1 drop in a bottle of moderate priced champagne can create a powerful aphrodisiac for two people.
Tuberose are grown on the farm using organic soil. Here is a simple but beautiful arrangement using the tuberose.