Tigridia

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Paul T
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Tigridia

Howdy All,

Not exactly sure where to post these, so hopefully starting a new topic is OK? This is Tigridia vanhouttei, a stunning little gem that I adore. Each flower is maybe 3cm across, and lasts for a single day only (or less if it is hot). Such an amazing colour combination.

I don't know whether others of you on this forum grow Tigridia or not? I'd imagine most of you would need to grow them under glass, as I only get down to -8 or -9oC minimums, which are somewhat warmer than so many in the frozen north. ;D ;)

Enjoy.

Don't forget to click on the pic for a larger version

Hoy
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I was not aware of this Tiigridia. An interesting new acquaintance!
You say it is hardy down to -9C, but for how long? Does it tolerate frozen soil?

I remember seeing wild (or maybe garden escapes) of the more common T pavonia in the foothills of Andes when I visited Ecuador some years ago. It is also used as a bedding plant in summer here.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Paul T
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Trond,

I grow mine in a pot and have always done so.  My temps always get well above freezing during the day, so it would I think never be frozen solid as the soil would heat up during the day.  Still, it definitely gets cold, which would be magnified by being in a pot.  This particular plant has been with me for at least a dozen years now I would think.  It has set seeds on rare occasions, but it isn't common.  The whole plant is maybe 50cm tall, and is currently growing in a 175mm pot.

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Mattus
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Stunning! I've never seen this species, and in fact, I have yet to grow even the hybrid Tigridia. Need to track this one down.

Matt Mattus
USDA Zone 5B
Worcester, MA

Toole
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Here's another beauty ......Tigridia chiapensis .

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

deesen
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Nice one Dave.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Paul T
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Dave,

Mine have been in flower for the last couple of weeks as well.  I've taken photos, but not got them off the camera as yet.  :rolleyes:

T. durangense has buds ready to open as well, plus vanhouttei and dugesii are up but not very far as yet.  The other pavonia types are up as well. including some lovely seedlings that I think came from David N's seed a few years ago (I'd have to check the pot to be sure of that..... and I can't be bothered as it is dark, and I've had 10 hour work days yesterday and today, and start at 7am tomorrow (Monday) as well.  :o).  I think I got seed of them from you didn't I David?

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Hoy
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Toole wrote:

Here's another beauty ......Tigridia chiapensis .

Cheers Dave.

I agree, Dave ;D

BTW, do you consider any of the Tigridas hardy, I mean, possible to grow in the open garden?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

deesen
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Paul wrote:

.....The other pavonia types are up as well. including some lovely seedlings that I think came from David N's seed a few years ago (I'd have to check the pot to be sure of that..... and I can't be bothered as it is dark, and I've had 10 hour work days yesterday and today, and start at 7am tomorrow (Monday) as well.  :o).  I think I got seed of them from you didn't I David?

Yes, you did Paul, glad they did well for you.

Trond, I grow T. pavonia in the open garden and leave it in the ground all year round. Inspite of the last two hard (in South West England terms) winters they have come back well and, as you will have seen, produce seed. My clumps came from a pack of corms I bought from one or other of the Sheds, so were probably Dutch stock. I was trying T. van houteii in the greenhouse from seed but that did bite the dust.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Hoy
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deesen wrote:

Paul wrote:

.....The other pavonia types are up as well. including some lovely seedlings that I think came from David N's seed a few years ago (I'd have to check the pot to be sure of that..... and I can't be bothered as it is dark, and I've had 10 hour work days yesterday and today, and start at 7am tomorrow (Monday) as well.  :o).  I think I got seed of them from you didn't I David?

Yes, you did Paul, glad they did well for you.

Trond, I grow T. pavonia in the open garden and leave it in the ground all year round. Inspite of the last two hard (in South West England terms) winters they have come back well and, as you will have seen, produce seed. My clumps came from a pack of corms I bought from one or other of the Sheds, so were probably Dutch stock. I was trying T. van houteii in the greenhouse from seed but that did bite the dust.

Thanks, David. I'll take a look at the shelves of the local plant stores although it's a bit late in the season ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

deesen
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Trond, you may find them in spring.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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