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Mexican shell flower

Tigridia meleagris

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

10cm

20cm

Min

6cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Mexican shell flower Overview

This is a bulbous perennial with branched stems with lance-shaped leaves. In early summer to early autumn, it will produce bell-shaped, pale pink to purple blooms with dark spots.

How to propagate Mexican shell flower

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in the spring.

Other uses of Mexican shell flower

Grown for their highly colourful but short-lived flowers.