How to Grow Tigridia Pavonia Out Of Seeds

Tigridia pavonia referred to as the shell flower or tiger blossom, is a tender annual in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 6 and also a hardy perennial in zones 7 to 10. Its tropical flowers are available in red, pink, white, yellow, cream, orange and scarlet. The Tigridia pavonia blooms. Each flower lasts but every plant creates blossoms. Tigridia pavonia blossoms are marketed as bulbs, but far better quality crops are available via seed propagation, which can be started in the spring.

Fill a flat seed tray with commercial seed soil combination. Don’t use. Soak the soil.

Create rows from the seed mix 1 inch apart. Plant the Tigridia pavonia seeds spaced 1 inch apart. Leave because they need light to germinate the seeds found. Cover the seed tray with the cover.

Put the tray Fahrenheit. Because it might raise the temperature too high beneath the lid, do not set the tray in direct sunlight. Spray on the seed with water in case the soil appears dry.

Once the seedlings are 2 to 3 inches tall remove the cover. Transplant the plants into plant pots 3 inches in diameter. The Tigridia pavonia are ready to plant May.

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