Growing Tigridia is easy, and provides eye-popping results in the garden when mid-to late summer arrives.
Plant Tiger Flower Bulbs, also commonly known as Mexican Shell Flower (Tigridia pavonia), in well-drained soil in a full sun location. Strong afternoon sun is a plus. They may also be planted in containers./li>
Plant the Tiger Flower Bulbs 2-3 inches deep, 4-5 inches apart and water well. Growing to 12-18 inches tall, we recommend planting in groups of 5-6 bulbs for an eye-catching display.
Once you’ve planted your groupings, water well and keep the soil somewhat moist as they grow. Being happy with average moisture, they’re a bit more tolerant of drier soil.
Hardy in zones 8-10, they can be grown as annuals in zones 2-7.
Traditionally the roots were eaten by the Aztec people of Mexico who appreciated its chestnut-like flavor. They called it Cacomitl, Jaguar Flower. Whether it reminds you of a tiger, jaguar, shell or peacock, Tigridia is a rising star for exotic presence in the garden.
Double Tuberose (Polianthes) is a double-flowered cultivar, also known as The Pearl, and has fragrant, creamy-white flowers on tall stems above clumps of grass-like foliage. Double Tuberose is a wonderful cut flower for long-lasting flower arrangements. Perfect for patio pots. 24-36" tall.
Like a flash of firelight, Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana or commonly, Flame Lily or Fire Lily) is an eye-catching climbing tender perennial that bears unusual rich-toned red flowers, with penciled yellow edges and swept back petals. Spice up a boring wall or trellis with Gloriosa! (Note: All parts of the plant are poisonous.)
Crocosmia Lucifer blooms in summer with brilliant, hummingbird attracting scarlet-red flowers on arching stems. Plant Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs (corms) in spring for very showy blooms and excellent cut flowers.
Zephyranthes Pink Rain Lilies (sometimes known as Fairy Lilies) are some of our finest native bulbs ranging from Texas down into Central America. Pink Rain Lily naturalizes to form colorful colonies that bloom after summer rains.