Red 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.
Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeBag of 15
SKUHC008687

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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HC008687
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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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SKUHC008687
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B2G1
Common Name
Red Mexican Shellflower
Botanical Name
Tigridia pavonia Red
Item Package Size
Bag of 15
Flower Color
Mixed
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
9 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2-3" deep
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought / Dry Soil
Ideal Region
Southeast, West, Southwest
Advantages
Good For Containers
Additional Information
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Perennial in zones 8 -10.
Zones
8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To 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.
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