Planting Tiger Flower Garden Plants
Growing tiger flower garden plants provides brightly colored, though short-lived, blooms in the summer garden. Bulbous garden plants with very showy flowers, not generally hardy. The best known species is T. Pavonia from Mexico, a plant of many forms and garden varieties, differing in shape or color from the parent, with its large flowers 5 inches across, glowing in scarlet and orange. Plant Tigridia shell flowers in the garden in spring. Tiger flowers are semi-hardy and can be damaged at temperatures of 28 F. (-2 C.) and below. Those in zones with cold winters should lift the bulbs and store them during winter. In warmer areas where bulbs are not lifted, tiger flower care includes division every few years. When planting tiger flower garden plants, plant them 4 inches deep and 4 to 5 inches apart.
You may also want to plant them in masses throughout the garden for a colorful summer show when they bloom. Plant tiger flower garden plants where they’ll get hot afternoon sun. You can also grow tiger flower in containers, but they should be protected from winter rains. Tiger flower care is simple if you plant them in rich and well-draining soil and provide moisture regularly. Fertilize with a weak mixture of liquid fertilizer a few times prior to bloom.