Tigridia pavonia 'Alba' is a white-flowering cultivar of Tigridia pavonia, the Mexican Tiger Flower. A tropical member of the Iridaceae family, it has tall foliage and stunningly beautiful flowers with three broad white petals surrounding central pink markings.
Flowering throughout the summer, Tigridia pavonia 'Alba' produces a succession of flowers with each flower typically lasting only a day or two. It is very easy to grow, requiring a warm sunny aspect and a gritty well-drained soil. The foliage and flowers grow quite tall so it is best located in a sheltered wind-free location.
|Synonyms||Beatonia grandiflora, Beatonia lutea, Ferraria pavonia, Ferraria tigridia, Marica tigridia, Moraea grandiflora, Moraea pavonia, Moraea tigridia, Sisyrinchium grandiflorum, Sisyrinchium palmifolium, Tigridia conchiflora, Tigridia grandiflora, Tigridia lutea, Tigridia oxypetala, Tigridia pavonia f. conchiflora, Tigridia pavonia var. conchiflora, Tigridia pringlei, Tigridia speciosa, Vieusseuxia pavonia|
|Geographical Origin||Horticultural cultivaar. Type species from Mexico|
|Cultivation||Full sun. A sheltered spot is ideal as they grow tall. Fertile well-drained soil|
|Hardiness||Tender. Cut back top growth in the autumn and lift bulbs for the winter.|
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