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Tigridia pavonia

Common name tiger flower; Mexican shellflower
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers various colors
Size 30"
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Iris relative native to Mexico, with large flowers in shades of yellow, red, and white, with blotchy red/purple markings near the throat. The corms require a dry winter dormancy, so it may be best to lift them before winter in our wet-winter Houston climate.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 16-24d)

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