mexican shellflower help

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  1. newgarden

    newgarden Member

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    I need help caring for my mexican shellflower. I do not have any idea how to care for this flower and I haven't been able to find any information on it. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Marn

    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    HI there .. this is a lil help on it ..

    Sun Exposure:
    Sun to Partial Shade

    Bloom Time:
    Late Spring/Early Summer

    Foliage:
    Veined

    Other details:
    Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

    hope this helps ..

    Marn
     
  3. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The botanical name is Tigridia grandiflora or Tigridia pavonia.
    Tigridia pavonia

    Newt
     
  4. HarleyLady

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    I grow these at my winter home in Baja, MX but have also grown them on the southwest Washington coast, zone 8. On the coast I grew them in a container which sat out all winter and they still came back each year. The blooms don't last long but they're spectacular, so you'll want to plant a good sized group of them. I know there are wide variations in climate in New Mexico so it's possible that it just hasn't warmed up enough where you are for yours to put on good growth.
     

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