Tigridia pavonia

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:24:29 PDT
Tigridia species have true bulbs rather than corms. I believe this is true
for all New World irids with "bulb-like" rootstocks. Corms are the rule in
Old World genera.

Dylan Hannon

On 22 July 2012 18:32, Peter Taggart <petersirises@gmail.com> wrote:

> Tigridia pavoniana can withstand both wet Winters and wet Summers in the
> ground in Britain - (zone 7 or 8), as well as prolonged freezing
> conditions. I know of some CORMS planted many years ago, against a wall and
> shelterd by a cherry tree, which flower about every second year.. I would
> not say that they do well, but they can survive winter moisture....
> Tigridias have corms not bulbs. if you half one, and half a dutch (or
> reticulata) Iris bulb  you will see the difference. Use a Crocosmia or
> Gladiolus corm if you cant spare a Tigridia
> Peter (UK)
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