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Tigridia pavonia ‘Alba’

Tiger flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Tigridia pavonia ‘Alba’ (Tiger flower). White flowered variety with 3 outer petals and 3 inner sepals, surrounding a cup shaped centre speckled with red or yellow. T. pavonia produces sword-shaped, ribbed upright leaves. The flowers are rather short-lived and need full sun and protection with rich, well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb

Origin

Mexico, Guatemala, Andes Mountains

Interest and use

Border, rock garden, walls

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need a position in full sun and well-drained soil, you must give it amply water in the summer. You should lift the bulbs in the autumn (before frosts) and store in a cool sand or peat after drying.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses.

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