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Tigridia meleagris

Mexican shell flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.06m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale pink, purple

Description

Tigridia meleagris (Mexican shell flower). This is a bulbous perennial with branched stems with lance-shaped leaves. In early summer to early autumn, it will produce bell-shaped, pale pink to purple blooms with dark spots.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb

Origin

Mexico to Guatemala

Interest and use

Grown for their highly colourful but short-lived flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a position in full sun and well-drained soil. You must give it ample water in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses.

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