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Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis' (Tiger flower 'Canariensis')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.15m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis'

Other names: Tiger flower 'Canariensis', Peacock flower 'Canariensis'

Genus: Tigridia Tigridia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Canariensis' _ 'Canariensis' is a tender, bulbous perennial with a basal fan of lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in summer, erect stems bearing iris-like, pale yellow flowers with red central markings.


Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-yellow in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip viruses Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip viruses

General care

Pruning: Remove faded flowers but do not cut back stems before autumn. If container grown, repot annually in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed at 13-18 degrees C in spring. Seperate offsets while they are dormant.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis' (Tiger flower 'Canariensis') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.15m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant 10cm deep in well-drained, preferably sandy, fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, lift bulbs after flowering and store in sand at 10C. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand. Water freely in growth, keep dry in winter.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis'

Other names: Tiger flower 'Canariensis', Peacock flower 'Canariensis'

Genus: Tigridia Tigridia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Canariensis' _ 'Canariensis' is a tender, bulbous perennial with a basal fan of lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in summer, erect stems bearing iris-like, pale yellow flowers with red central markings.


Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-yellow in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip viruses

General care

Pruning: Remove faded flowers but do not cut back stems before autumn. If container grown, repot annually in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed at 13-18 degrees C in spring. Seperate offsets while they are dormant.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Tigridia pavonia 'Canariensis' (Tiger flower 'Canariensis') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.15m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant 10cm deep in well-drained, preferably sandy, fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, lift bulbs after flowering and store in sand at 10C. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand. Water freely in growth, keep dry in winter.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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