After growing these in a client's garden last year I promised myself I'd get my mitts on some of these Tigridia Pavonia flowers (AKA Tiger flowers) for the Tidy Garden.
Well you could have knocked me down with a lettuce leaf and called me Vera when I found them for sale back in March at our local Range store at £1.99 for 7 bulbs, PLUS they were in one of their BOGOF offers, so another 7 for nowt!
I popped all 14 bulbs in a medium sized pot (about 12-14" across), that way I can bring them in over winter when they'll need a bit of protection from the cold & potential winter wet.
It behaves exactly the same as a day lily with several buds per stem.It doesn't matter that they only seem to flower one at a time, nor does it matter that each bloom lasts just one day.
They're big, bold, brassy and beautiful AND totally worth it.