Rare Tigridia pavonia Mutation 

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I found quite the surprise this week in my Tigridia plants. It inspired me to do some research on the tigridia family, and it turns out the different colours are different varieties. The pale yellow ones are Tigridia Canariensis:











Now that I’m done showing off (just the canariensis variety, and just from this month so far), I’ll get to the really amazing one that bloomed on Tuesday. 

Ready?


WOW! Teenage Mutant Ninja Tigridia! I’ve had tiger flower mutations before but I have never seen this happen. An Internet search found nothing.

My amateur opinion is that this is a type of Siamese twin that happens to be perfectly symmetrical. A Tigridia has six petals – three large, three small. This beauty has nine!


Now, I have no idea if this will breed true, but you can bet I have tagged the ovary and will make sure to collect the seed, if it makes any. I’m likely getting excited over nothing, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if I could cultivate a brand new flower?

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10 responses »

  1. Lovely. Do you ever see bees on these Tigridia? I looking for some late summer flowers to add to the garden (with pollinators in mind) and these are so amazing.

  2. The different colors reminded me of the Hydrangeas I use to grow in New Hampshire. We use to put things in the ground with the roots to produce different colors. Do you have them there? Hugs

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