This diva of the perfume world unfurls up to 50 demure pastel florets per spike, while seducing the air with its creamy, bold, gardenia-onsteroids scent. The waxy, tube-shaped single or double flowers are 1 - 2" (2.5 - 5 cm) and borne in pairs on sturdy stems 24 - 36" (.6 - 1 m) tall. Each spike grows from a bulb, with a rosette of semisucculent, bright green leaves at its base. The plants are tender perennials and bloom only at night. Tuberoses are used as both whole spikes and individual florets, much like stephanotis. They give an aromatic boost to every design, from centerpiece to corsage, and the scent lasts several days.