Tigridia pavonia Red

Mexican Shellflower Red

 
  • Tigridia pavonia Red, Tigridia pavonia, Mexican Shellflower

This Mexican wildflower bulb blooms in late summer with spectacular three petaled bright red flowers over grass-like foliage. Plant in well-drained soil with lots of sun and heat.

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Regular Price: $18.99

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Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Good for Containers
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 HSB9I25

Details

This Mexican wildflower bulb blooms in late summer with spectacular three petaled bright red flowers over grass-like foliage. Plant in well-drained soil with lots of sun and heat.
SKU HSB9I25
Common Name Mexican Shellflower Red
Botanical Name Tigridia pavonia Red
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
Advantages Good for Containers
Additional Information Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Perennial 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.

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4.0

Exotic tropical

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from Dana Point, CA

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Tigridia pavonia Red:

    Plant bloomed for about a month in summer. Pedestrians walking past admired the flowers, saying it looks rare and exotic,

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    5.0

    Stunning color! I am ordering more.

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    from PA

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    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Tigridia pavonia Red:

      The bulbs arrived in good condition. They all produced beautiful red flowers

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      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).

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