Tigridia Mix

Mexican Shellflower Mix

 
 

Tiger Flowers (also known as Mexican Shell Flower) are a must-plant for your mid-to late summer garden, with their eye-popping color and exotic patterns. While other flowers are fading, our Tigridia Mix will burst with a kaleidoscope of color and pattern. Hardy in zones 8-10, plant as annuals in cooler areas.



Learn More…

Regular Price: $13.99

Sale $11.20

per bag of 25 You save: 20%
Zones 8 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 9 cm
SKU HSBJ925

Details

12-18" tall. Tiger Flowers (also known as Mexican Shell Flowers) are native to Mexico and Guatemala. As their botanic name Tigridia (meaning “tiger-like”) suggests, they will bring a rainbow of bright color to your mid-to late summer garden. Tiger Flowers are 3-6 inches wide with three single-color petals radiating alongside smaller patterned petals. The shell or tiger-patterned center contrasts with the simple petals creating a dramatic presence in the flowerbed. The foliage is pleated adding an extra dimension of interest. Hardy in zones 8-10, plant as annuals in cooler areas.

Plant Tiger Flower bulbs in the spring in a sunny, warm location. Growing to 12-18 inches tall, plant groupings throughout your perennial bed for maximum effect. Tigridia’s flowers last just one day, similar to a day lily, but its continuous parade of blooms will keep you in color for several weeks.

SKU HSBJ925
Common Name Mexican Shellflower Mix
Botanical Name Tigridia Mix
Zones 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bulb Size 9/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

More Shipping Info

Reviewsby PowerReviews

Q & A

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Find Your Planting Zone:

Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

×

Please wait...

Item added to your cart

has been added to your cart.