Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tiger Flower

We planted a circle of bulbs around a tree... and then checked everyday to see what came up.

Suddenly this weekend a couple of the flowers popped out. We were amazed at what we saw. The blooms look like a cross between an orchid and a lily.

The flower is called a Tigridia Pavonia or also called Tiger Flower, Peacock Flower, Jockey's Cap Lily or Mexican Shell Flower.

One bloom only lasts a day. They bloom early in the morning and close around 5pm. Aaron jokes that they are timed exactly when we can't see them. As I pull into the driveway they say "Here she comes!" *plop*

They come in other shades of red, orange and yellow so now I want more!

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