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  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Tigridia 'Mixed'

tiger flower

20 bulbs £6.99
£20.97 £13.98
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably sandy soil or loam-less potting compost
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost tender

    This exotic bulb is sometimes called the peacock flower, an appropriate name in view of its startling colour combinations - in shades of scarlet, orange, pink, yellow, mauve and white, usually with contrasting markings. It isn't very hardy and is normally grown as a tender summer annual, planted in spring and dug up again in autumn for storing in a dry frost-free place. It needs all the sun available, as this not only encourages flowering but also ripens the bulb to ensure a similar display the following year.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 10cm (4in) deep. In cold areas lift the bulb after flowering and overwinter in dry sand at a temperature of about 10°C (50°F).
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant