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Monday, 20 October 2014

Mega-Gorgeousness Alert



Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

This is the flower of the tigridia pavonia (Tiger flower).
Available in an array of lush, bright colours, the tiger flower (a member of the iris family)starts its life off as a small spring-planted bulb that bursts into life late summer. The flower heads are huge, this one was about 4-5” across. The flowers only last a day but, just like a daylily, you get several buds at the end of each stem so a succession of uber-fabness.

These have been grown in a clients garden in pots, they’re quite tender so the bulbs will be lifted once the leaves have yellowed & stored somewhere snug during the coldwinter months.

I personally will be buying lorry-loads of these for the Tidy Garden next year as they’re stunning.


Janneke said...

It is a beauty Jane, a big one. I also have Tiger flowers in a pot outside, in winter I store them in the greenhouse. Last year I had a surprise, they had self sown in the soil near the pond. I made a blogpost about it on 27th Oct.2013 (Garden surprises of the week).
The surprise continued because we had no frost last winter, so last week it was flowering again.
Wish you Happy Gardening!

Skye said...

WOW!! That is gorgeous. Today I received a new garden catalogue for summer and one of the items I have ordered is a mix of Tigridia pavonia, or as my mother used to call them Jockey Cap Lilies. I hope mine do half as well as yours.

Angie said...

Mega gorgeousness indeed Jane!

Tammy said...

Stunning is right birthday girl! Hope you're having a fun day!

Indie said...

Wow, those are some stunning flowers! I don't think I've seen those before!

Pam's English Garden said...

It's like looking into the cup of a giant foxglove on steroids! New to me. Stunning indeed. P. x

elaine said...

This is a new one on me - you are right - it is a stunner.

HELENE said...

Oh wow, that is a lovely flower. I still envy you that greenhouse where you can keep plants like this!!

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