Mexican Shell Flower, Tiger Flower, Peacock-Tiger Flower
|Their bright, multi-colored and spotted, Iris-like flowers bloom in rich warm tones. Use in sunny flower borders, rock gardens and containers. Branched, leafy lower stalks arise from sparse, sword-like leaves and produce many flowers. Although the flowers come in an array of orange, pink, red, yellow and white, they are short-lived. In warm areas, best in partial afternoon shade. Start easily from seed or division. Plant corms after weather has warmed in well-drained soil. Water generously during the growing season, but allow soil to gradually go dry when plants go dormant in early fall. In cold winter areas, dig up and store bulbs in fall. In mild climates, leave bulbs in year round, and divide every few years. Protect corms from gophers. Watch for red spider mites.
Although individual blooms last only a day, each stalk produces many flowers over several weeks. Showy, 3 to 6-inch-wide flowers.
Attributes - Tigridia pavonia
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Orange, Red, White, Yellow
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites.