...but I love it! It's popped up in one of our pots. Can anyone help ID?
Thanks once again for your help.
its a tiger flower ( tigridia ) it beautiful
Tigridia. Not hardy, unfortunately.
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Oh wow, thanks both.
what a nice surprise!
I WISH SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD POP UP IN MY POTS.
ALL I GET IS HAIRY BITTER CRESS AND WILLOW HERB.
Mine come from bulbs, yellow, orange and red. I keep them in a pot and over winter them in the greenhouse. Feed them with tomato food. Do dwindle and have to top up now and again but will come back year after year.
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Wow that is beautiful! ?
That's a lovely specimen. It's Tigridia pavonia lilacea. I have 'aurea' and 'canariensis' growing in my back garden. Pavonia is in fact relatively hardy as this native of Mexico grows between heights of 6,000 to 9,000 ft. it is only in the coldest areas that they won't survive.
In most areas of the UK they will survive in the ground over winter unless of course it is an exceptionally cold winter. The RHS website describes them as tender and other websites suggest they will be damaged at -2C or below. However, mine have survived temperatures of up to -5C, here in Sheffield.
They don't like wet soil though, it has to be relatively dry and free draining.