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Tigridia pavonia coll. #T72-73

Mexican Shell Flower

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Item #: 2933

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Holy Cow! When our first shell flowers opened in the nursery, employees were so excited, we mistakenly thought it was payday! Frankly, we grow a lot of plants, but few can compare in glory to the Mexican shell flowers. Atop grey green foliage which resembles a palm tree seedling, emerge 1' tall stalks topped with giant 2-3" wide cups of fluorescent orange with yellow and brown markings. Our offerings are seed grown from a Yucca-Do collection, growing under the shade of a sycamore in a summer flooded, red clay ditch at 5,100' elevation in Nuevo Leone, Mexico. These bulbs are quite an improvement over the cool loving Peruvian stock sold by most bulb firms.