Plant tuberous begonia, caladium, calla, canna, crocosmia, dahlia, Asian and Oriental lily, Tigridia
pavonia, tuberose, and gladiolus (try Gladiolus callianthus for fragrance, baby glads for short, loose spikes).
There are also quite a few unusual bulbs available at cheap prices including tigridia
, the tiger flower.
If it's sheer glamour and spectacle you're after, there is nothing to match the Peacock flower (Tigridia
agrupa 43 especies que se distribuyen principalmente en Mexico y Guatemala (Munguia-Lino et al., 2015).
ex Willd.) Seigler & Ebinger Iridaceae Tigridia
(n = 68 y 0.701), Geranium repens (n = 55 y 0.631), Tigridia
pavonia (n = 51 y 0.608), Quercus rugosa (n = 36 y 0.600), Vaccinum sp.
Non-hardy types such as tigridia
, canna and eucomis should be planted in late spring and lifted after flowering, before the first frost.
Other summer 'bulbs' to look out for include amaryllis, cardiocrinum, crinum, crocosmia, eucomis, gladioli, ixia, ornithogolum, roscoea, tigridia
Crocosmia add colour to borders when a lot of other plants are past their best include Gladiolus calianthus, canna, crinum, eucharis, Nerine bowdenii, tigridia
and Zantedeschia aethiopica.
THIS week's online offer is 50 Peacock Tiger Flowers (Tigridia
Pavonia) at half price - just pounds 4.95.
The collections available are Dahlia, Dutch Iris, Gladioli, Tigridia
and Montbretia, all showy favourites and excellent as cut flowers.