3 years to reach maturity
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Mexican shell flower Overview
Tigridia is a genus in the Iris family, Iridaceae. It contains around 59 bulbous flowering plants from the Iridaceae family, native to the Western Hemisphere. One species, in particular, Tigridia pavonia is often cultivated for its showy, brightly-coloured flowers and goes by the names Peacock Flower, Tiger-Flower, Shell Flower or Aztec Lily. These plants need a period of dormancy over winter. In cold regions, their corms or bulbs should be lifted, dried and stored in sand until spring when they can be repotted or planted out.
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Grown for their highly colourful but short-lived flowers.