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Tigridia pavonia

Botanical Name: Tigridia pavonia (added by D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Irid (D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

Common Names:

Mexican shell-flower (D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

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General Description:

Flowers come in red, pink, yellow, cream, or white. Foliage is pleated. (D. Kramb, 07-MAR-05)

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Native Range:

Mexico (D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

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Commercial Availability:

Common (D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

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Additional Comments:

This has become a popular bulb in recent years, and is commonly found in garden centers. (D. Kramb, 18-JAN-04)

Where to buy it:

Brent and Becky's Bulbs

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