Tigridia pavonia 'Peachy Keen'

Peachy Keen Mexican Shell Flower

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Item #: 4941

Zones: 7b to 10b

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 D12-16) 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 2' tall stalks topped with giant 2-3" wide cups of pinky orange with yellow and brown markings. Our offerings of Tigridia pavonia 'Peachy Keen' are seed grown from a 2001 Yucca Do collection, found growing under the shade of a sycamore in a summer flooded, red clay ditch at 5,100' elevation in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. These bulbs are quite an improvement over the cool-loving Peruvian stock sold by most bulb firms, which never survives for us. Tigridia 'Peachy Keen' begin flowering in early July (NC) and the parade of one day-only flowers can continue sporadically for over a month.