Tigridia pavonia “Liliacea” – Jockey’s Cap Lily

This is an Iris, not a lily as the English name suggests, growing to about 60cm. Outlandish pink flowers rise from pleated iris foliage making an eye-catching tropical statement.

Tigridia deserve to be much more common in Karin’s garden than they are. “Liliacea” seems to come true from seed, and self-seeds reliably once established. The garden that let me have my plants routinely mows them in the lawn.

Click here to go to the  Tigridia pavonia “Liliacea” page in Karin’s Garden.

Alternatively the white variety, which I take to be T. pavonia “Alba Grandiflora” is also striking.