Tigridia pavonia

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:26:53 PDT

Perhaps it depends on how much winter rainfall these plants get as 
they came back for me for years when I lived in an area where the 
amount of rainfall was much less than it is where I now live. They 
did not come back when I planted them out in my garden here.  I 
looked up and found that the average rainfall where I used to live 
was 13.84 in (351.5 mm).  During the time I planted it here our 15 
year average was 65 in (1651 mm). The others in California who have 
reported that these plants did well with winter rainfall get amounts 
similar to my former garden. But it also is cooler here in summer and 
perhaps they didn't get as much moisture as they might have wanted in 
summer as I watered more in my old garden so other factors could be 
at play. That was a very amazing photo from Nhu courtesy of Jacob.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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