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Tiger Flower, Mexican Shell Flower
Tigridia pavonia 'Alba Grandiflora'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tigridia (ty-GRID-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: pavonia (pav-ON-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba Grandiflora

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Greer, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Color: White
Height: 12" To 24" 24" To 32"
Sun vs Shade: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Average Dry
Zones: 8 9 10

Exotic and beautiful, each flower only lasts one day but they continue to produce flowers for several weeks in late summer. Each vivid flower has three large, solid colored petals which form a triangle while the three smaller, spotted petals form a center, triangular cup, usually darker in color. Its 12"-18" sword-like leaves are upright and its festive flowers bloom on 18"-24" stems. These South American natives prefer full sun, well-drained soil and thrive in heat and drought. Popular for Victorian Era Gardens.