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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Flowering Height
    • 45 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 9/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Whites & Creams
    • Reds & Burgundy

Tigridia Alba Grandilflora

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The exquisite blooms of Tigrida ‘Alba Grandiflora’ flaunt three broad, pure white outer petals encompassing an intricate, cup-shaped centre of burgundy speckles. Also referred to as the Mexican Shell, Peacock or Tiger Flower, Tigrida are noted for their showy blooms and mesmerising markings. Much like Daylilies, each individual flower opens in full splendour for one day before fading, to be immediately replaced by a fresh flush the following morning. This continual production of new buds makes for a long-lasting, vigorous, plentiful display. Overwinter these half-hardy bulbs in a frost-free location for an encore performance next season.

Care Guide

Semi-hardy Tigridia should ideally be started off indoors, in a greenhouse in spring.  Plant the bulbs in pots of multi-purpose compost with added grit at a depth of 7.5cm below the soil.

Grow undercover for the entire season, or plant out in late spring into a bed of fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.  Known as Mexican shell flowers, Tigridia look wonderful in groups, providing a colourful summer show.

Provide consistent watering throughout the growing period, ensuring the soil stays moderately moist.  Allow the soil to dry out once flowering has finished, before lifting the bulbs in autumn and storing over winter in a frost-free place.

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