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A picture of a Peacock Flower

Peacock Flower

Tigridia pavonia

Also known as

Tiger Flower, Aztec Lily, Flower Of Tigris, Mexican Shell Flower, Mexican Tiger Flower, Peacock Tiger Iris

Tigridia pavonia II by Rjcastillo (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

10cm

1m

Min

1cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Peacock Flower

A red Tigridia pavonia flower on a plant
A close up of a yellow and red Tigridia pavonia flower
A yellow Tigridia pavonia flower with green leaves
A pink and white Tigridia pavonia flower on a plant
A close up of a red Tigridia pavonia flower

Peacock Flower Overview

Tigridia pavonia is a bulbous perennial species that produces lance-shaped, Iris-like leaves, these typically reach around 50cm in length. Commonly known by the names Peacock Flower, Tiger Flower and Flower of Tigris, amongst others. Flowers are 3-petalled, showy and dramatic, they come in a range of colours including red, yellow, orange, pink, white and bicoloured, patterned combinations. Peacock Flowers typically measure 15cm across and they are strongly marked with spotted patterning in the centre of the blooms.

How to propagate Peacock Flower

Seed

Division

Special features of Peacock Flower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Peacock Flower

Border, rock garden, walls

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