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Tigridia pavonia - (L.f.)DC.

Common Name Tiger Flower
Family Iridaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Oak and pine forests, it is also frequent on roadsides and in semi-wild habitats[90].
Range Southern N. America - Mexico.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Tigridia pavonia Tiger Flower


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tigridia pavonia is a CORM growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to October, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Corm - cooked[2, 46, 61, 105]. Delicious when baked, tasting like a sweet potato[K]. The corm is quite small unfortunately and so will never be more than a very tasty occasional treat[K]. The corm has an unpleasant, burning sensation on the mouth if it is eaten raw[K].

Medicinal Uses



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Infertility.

The plant has been used to promote fertility[200].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained light sandy soil in a warm sunny position[1, 42]. Likes plenty of moisture in the growing season[188]. Corms are not hardy outside the milder areas of Britain and should be dug up in the autumn and stored in a cool but frost free place over winter[1]. Plant out the corms in April or May about 15cm deep[79]. In areas with cool summers the plant might not manage to develop adequate corms for subsequent growing[200]. A beautiful, late flowering corm, it self-sows freely with us on a well-drained soil in Cornwall, even very wet winters do not seem to affect this plant[K]. Plants flower in their first or second year from seed[K].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. It usually germinates freely. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring, after the last expected frosts. If the seedlings are potted up whilst still small and grown on quickly, they sometimes flower in their first year[K]. Division of offsets in the autumn. Store the corms in a cool but frost-free place and plant them out in the late spring. It is probably best to pot up the smaller corms and grow them on in a greenhouse for a year before planting them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

200

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