Tigridia pavonia 'Speciosa' is a selected cultivar of Tigridia pavonia, Mexican Tiger Flower. A member of the Iris family, it has tall-growing linear-like foliage and extraordinary red flowers. Each flower has three broad petals surrounding a circular structure with yellow and some white markings. The overall effect is extremely exotic and an utter delight to the eye.
Tigridia pavonia 'Speciosa' flowers from mid-summer with each flower typically lasting a day or on occasion two days with a succession of flowers following throughout the summer. It is very easy to grow, requiring only a warm sunny aspect and a well-drained soil. The foliage and flowers grow tall so it is best located in a spot that is sheltered from strong winds.
|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 cultivar. 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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