Tigridia pavonia is an Iris relative with intriguing, three-petaled flowers with red central spots on flowers in bold, tropical shades of white, yellow, magenta, orange, and red.
Tigridia pavonia, known as Mexican shell or peacock flower, is an Iris relative that hails from Mexico and Central America offering intriguing, large, three-petaled flowers with red central spots on flowers in bold, tropical shades of white, yellow, magenta, orange, and red. The foliage is resembles that of Crocosmia. Grow in pots where not hardy and overwinter in a frost-free location.
Common Name: Mexican Shell Flower
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Various
Secondary Bloom Colour: Various
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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