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Trimezia martinicensis

Botanical Name: Trimezia martinicensis (added by Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Irid (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Tiger Eye Iris (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Chromosome Count:


General Description:

36" - 42" tall, yellow flowers with some darker specks (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Distinguishing Features:

Long blooms season, can form "babies" on stems. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Preferred Habitat:

Part shade sheltered from mid day heat. Needs moisture. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)


Zone 8 and warmer. Tropical origination (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Native Range:

West Indies and tropical South America. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Status in the Wild:

Unknown. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

Commercial Availability:

Unknown. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

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Additional Comments:

In Florida, this plant must be grown in a site that stays moist and is sheltered from the summer sun. It can bloom almost any time of the year as long as a few weeks pass with no severe freeze. (Mark A. Cook, 15-NOV-03)

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