Tigridia pavonia

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:37:06 PDT
>Evidently the modern Mexican name, El Cacomite, is little changed from the
>Nahuatl name. I've read that the Nahuatl name refers to the ocelot, not the

Hmmm... there aren't enough "X"es and "TL"s in "cacomite" for me to belive 
you.  LOL.  Just kidding, of course.  :-)

I love Tigridias, and I've had good success with T. pavonia here in 
Cincinnati.  It encouraged me to try Rigidella orthantha (now a Tigridia, I 
think) but its behavior is totally unlike that of T. pavonia.  It was 
dormant all year last year, and then started to green up right as 
October/November came around.  It's still dormant this year so I have no 
idea if it's alive or dead.

I'm considering building a miniature greenhouse around it to try to keep it 
alive long enough to bloom.  Oh the lengths we'll go to, to see our babies 
thrive.  LOL!

Dennis in Cincinnati

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