Dylan Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:53:06 PST
On the one occasion I've seen T. pavonia in the wild, on a trip with
Thad Howard, it was growing in full sun on a gentle slope in a sort of
meadow with grasses and other herbs. It was red, an amazing sight.
This was probably late July. Western Mexico has a monsoon climate with
rains beginning about June and ending about November. Geophytes from
this area usually will not budge until spring has passed.

Dylan in Los Angeles

On 2/18/07, Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com> wrote:
> At 06:42 PM 2/18/2007, you wrote:
> >Although it's true that the literature on Tigridia pavoina recommends dry
> >storage, I know from repeated personal experience that freshly dug, damp
> >bulbs with live roots attached store very well if put in a zip lock plastic
> >bag placed in the vegetable bin of the household refrigerator. I get much
> >better results with this unorthodox method than I do from bulbs stored dry
> >at room temperature.
> Interesting.  I just keep mine in the ground year round.  Are they
> not supposed to survive Zone 6 ???
> Dennis in Ohio
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