Tigridia pavonia 'El Salto'

El Salto Tiger Flower

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Item #: 9107

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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

(aka: Tigridia pavonia T84-29s) Tigridia pavonia 'El Salto' is a 1999 seed collection from an expedition by Yucca Do founder, John Fairey and North American Rock Garden Society director, Bobby Ward. This population was discovered in El Salto, Coahuila, Mexico at 5,200' elevation, growing near Agave celsii. Unlike the Dutch produced tigridias, which are worthless for us as perennials, Tigridia 'El Salto' has thrived in the garden since 2000. The narrow, gladiolus-like, upright green leaves are a nice foil for the 2' tall flower stalks, that start for us in late July and August. Each traffic-stopping 3" wide flower resembles a sculpted goblet of carmine, with an intricate basal pattern of white, spotted red, and a yellow outlined rim. Say no more!