7 responses to “Tigridia chiapensis”

  1. Elizabeth

    Wow- what a stunning Iris! It would fit in perfectly with my yellow and white iris collection!!!

  2. Diana Ferguson

    Wonderful photo – such clarity!

  3. Mirdza

    Gorgeous! I think I see a drop of water in the lower petal. The variety of color and design in flowers and birds is incredible.

  4. Connie

    This reminds me of my Cypella coelestis. It grows very well for me and now that I have too many for my window space in winter I may try storing the bulbs in sand for the next growing season. My Cypella has pleated leaves, a similar but blue flower, and each flower lasts only one day but lots of buds open in succession to make a long bloom time. Irises are amazing! Nice to see this one.

  5. elizabeth a airhart

    i think dali would have enjoyed painting this flower
    t’is almost as if the center has been impaled with a cross
    the markings well nature is a wonderment when seen upclose
    thank you for the comments and a fine write up
    debbie is out in the gulf hopefully just rain in the tampa bay area
    take care

  6. Clement Kent

    For years I grew the commercially available Tigridia bulbs here in Toronto, storing them in the basement over the winter. An interesting project for gardeners is to save the seeds and grow them on – if started indoors in late winter and given good soil, they can bloom the same summer. A riot of colors and patterns are found in the seedlings – I suspect the commercial bulbs are hybrids from several Tigridia species.

  7. Ronald D Sward

    I planted these in my front yard looking for flowers in bloom for a longtime. Sorry i did not read more about them. Being 87 its difficult to plant bulbs.

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