Family: Iridaceae
Popular name: tiger flower

Origin: South/Central America (Mexico)

Flower colour: white, cream, yellow, pink, red

Flowering period: July – October

Average plant height: 45 – 60 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs:8 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 10 – 14 cm

Type of bulb: corm

Light requirements: sunny (PM sun)

Landscape uses: border and beds


‘El Cacomite’ named by the natives because of the mealy quality of the bulbs. The foliage of tigridia is similar to gladiolus, it produces several flowers per stalk, each separate flower blooms for just one day. The common name comes from the spots on the flowers which look like the spots from a tiger.