Peacock's eye - trigridia pavonia - sow plant maintain

Peacock's eye, a mysterious plant in more ways than one….

Mysterious flowers, first with their large, sometimes triangular petals, lined with smaller, "poisonous" speckles. When the flower is "wide open", this time it looks like a carnivorous plant ... Mysterious also by their "appearance", emerging from the underside of the swords, the sharp leaves of the peacock's eye, unfolding in a rotary movement. Mysterious too because the flower will disappear the day it appears, it only lasts one day! But Do not worry, the flowers are constantly renewed.
Come on, we reinvent a sunny corner of the garden and we plant these famous tigridia pavonia, "peacock eyes"!

Botanical name:

Trigridia pavonia

Type of plant

Family : Iridaceae - Iridaceae
• Cycle: perennial
• Hardiness: hardy (-12 ° C)
Foliage : obsolete
Exposure : Sun
Ground : light and very drained. Sandy.
• Harbor : erect, erect
• Rooting: bulb (corm)
• Origin: Mexico - South America


• Cold resistance: -12 ° C
Flowering : August September
Interview : easy
Height: up to 60 cm
• Toxicity: no

When to plant the peacock eye?

• Plant corm bulbs in March or April

How to plant the bulbs?

Soil type:

• Peacock's eye should be grown in light, well-drained, sandy soil.
• In case, to fulfill these good conditions, make a mixture of potting soil, heather earth and sand, in the same proportions.

Prepare the ground:

• Loosen the soil, about half the height of the spade, about 15-20 cm deep.
• Place some pebbles or gravel at the bottom of the hole before replacing the soil in the garden.
• Improve the soil with heather earth and sand if necessary.

Planting peacock-eye corms

• Prepare shallow holes, around 10cm maximum, this is the right depth for peacock eye corms.
• Place the bulbs (corms) stem upwards.
• Allow a planting distance of 10 to 15 cm between each corm.
• Cover with the mixture.
• Tamp.
• Water.

The gardener's info:

• Peacock's eye does not require watering outside of periods of drought.
• At the end of summer, before the frost, it is necessary to go out and remove the bulbs in the colder regions.
• Let the foliage turn yellow, this is a sign that the bulb (corm) has reconstituted itself.

Can we multiply the peacock eye?

2 multiplication methods:
• The multiplication by sowing of seeds, in spring, in a warm universe.
• By dividing the bulbs: This second method is safer.

How to multiply peacock's eye with its seeds?

• After flowering, let the flowers wilt and dry.
• Collect the seeds present in the flowers.
• Dry them in a dry shelter.
• Reserve them in sachets, remembering to indicate the variety and color.
• In spring and under warm shelter of about 18 degrees, plant the seeds in boxes or individual pots filled with heather soil and planting compost.
• Press the seeds 1 cm deep and water.

How to multiply the peacock eye?

• Once the leaves have turned yellow, in autumn, the corms (bulbs) must be pulled from the ground to preserve them during winter. This is when we will take the bulbils.

Collection of bulbils

• Around the main bulb, small bulbs form, called bulbils.
• Remove a few per corm and reserve them for future spring planting.

Planting peacock eye bulbils

• Prepare the ground as seen previously.
• Plant the bulbils at a depth of 5 cm.
• Locate the place well. For example, you can group the bulbils in the same sunny area of ​​the garden.
• The bulb will continue to develop but it is possible that it will not give a flower this year.

Flowering period:

• The peacock's eye blooms withAugust to September, the flowers will follow one another throughout the summer.


• Watering: in case of drought.
• In October : once the leaves have yellowed, tear off the corms, and cut the leaves in the colder areas.

Some varieties of Peacock Eye:

• Peacock eye "Aurea": bright yellow flower and carmine red heart
• Peacock eye "Alba":
white flower with carmine spotted heart
• "Speciosa" peacock eye:
scarlet red flower and yellow heart
• Peacock eye "Canériensis": pale yellow red flower

Agrees with

• Plant the peacock's eye in a bed, with other plants of light and drained soil such as lavender, mugwort ...

With or without a garden ...

In the garden : in perennial beds, in the flower garden or in the vegetable garden.
Without garden: Drop…

We recap

• Cycle: Perennial
• Hardiness: Hardy plant (-12 ° C)
• Foliage: Lapsed
• Flowering: August to September.
• Color : Many colors
• Type of soil: light and very drained soil.
• Sowing: under heated shelter from February.
• Plantation: spring March and April.
• Interview : bring the bulbs in winter in colder regions.
• Use : in perennial beds

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These flowers with animal names

Although we know plants like the back of their hand, their names often seem strange and obscure to us. However, botanists did not name the plants at random. Often, the vernacular name and the Latin name refer to the form, color or utility of the species. Among their influences, the names of flowers inspired by animals are very common. Here is an anthology.

  • Forget-me-not
  • Ophrys
  • Parrot tulip
  • Edelweiss
  • Snapdragon
  • Strelitzia
  • Echium
  • Tigridia
  • Eagle fern
  • Scottish thistle
  • Dandelion
  • Ornithogale
  • Phalaenopsis Orchid
  • Amaranth
  • Delphinium

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    The announcement of the arrival of spring makes the colors of the magnolias flowers in the garden explode. Towards the end of this week we will have real spring weather. With days of blue skies, very sunny and cold nights. We can already enjoy some beautiful spring flowers now.

    If you have not yet started the amendment, you can still provide all the plant borders with a little organic fertilizer. Turf can also receive soil amendment and lime.
    It is not yet too late for a thorough maintenance of your garden machinery, such as the mower. Garden work is always easier with sharp knives, shiny spades and well greased secateurs.
    Tip: Did you know that there are special sharpening kits to provide a sharp cut to garden tools such as axes, cutting saws, mower blades, spades. ?

    You can gradually modify the menu offered on the feeding table. Stop giving birds fatty food and whole peanuts. Instead, prefer a diet based on insects (mealworms, freeze-dried earthworms, etc.). There are also food mixes specially concocted for young birds. Put a little bell around your pet's neck, so that it cannot surprise the birds.

    Be careful with this mild weather to watch for the first signs of all kinds of illnesses, try to anticipate them. I think again of this army of slugs which is coming, to threaten our productions!

    You can also weed at each of your moments of freedom!

    Prune summer flowering plants
    After the winter months, the lavender plants (Lavandula angustifolia) can receive a solid maintenance and be pruned the first time. What we call the spring pruning. To obtain a well rejuvenated shrub, you can cut back the plant up to 15 cm. Use a manual or mechanical hedge trimmer for this. After this pruning, to be carried out in good spring weather, you will see the plant change, to go from gray to light green. The young stems are now formed and under ideal conditions the plant will flower richly during the summer months on the branches that have sprung up this year.

    The second half of March is the best time to prune hydrangeas. Always take the climatic conditions into account. Thus, do not go prune them just before a last announced winter burst. For young plants, it is sufficient to cut only the dried flowers. Older plants can be cut back sharply to a height of 5-10 cm. This size will however limit flowering for this year. This does not apply to the panicled hydrangea and Annabelle varieties, which bloom on annual wood.
    You can also, optionally, bring a second dose of alum solution or bluing product for hydrangea to preserve the colors of the flowers. Likewise, you can spray a second time seaweed lime at the foot of the plants.

    Likewise, butterfly bushes (David's buddleia) and dogwoods can be pruned. You can also gradually think about folding the rosebushes. Prune them to about two centimeters above an outwardly directed bud. Always keep an eye on the weather report.
    Tear up old perennials and eliminate the perished heart. Remove the young shoots and replant them elsewhere or swap them with other garden enthusiasts. You can repeat this every three years.

    Flower bulbs
    Dahlias can be cuttings now. The stems about 10 cm high can be cut under the first bud with a sharp knife. Remove the lower leaves and place the small cuttings in a mini greenhouse with a temperature of at least 10 degrees.
    Flower bulbs of different summer varieties can now be planted. Gladioli, crocosmia and anemones can be planted. Wait a little longer with frost-sensitive species like the pineapple plant and peacock's eye (tigridia pavonia).

    The decorative garden
    Remember the emerging weed, the sooner you start weeding, the more control you will have over the coming growing season.
    Likewise, the second half of March is still ideal for planting or replanting all kinds of plants and trees. Always buy plants with a nice, well-developed root system and compare prices at different garden centers.

    For larger dahlias, when the stems start to grow, it is a good idea to stake them to help them grow and to prevent the wind from breaking the flower stems. Straw the foot to conserve moisture. Remove faded flowers to promote flowering.

    Before frost, cut the stems and bring in the tubers away from frost, in crates, in a ventilated place but not too humid, without forgetting to put labels to recognize them the following year before replanting them. !


    The tulip is part of the Liliaceae family. It has many forms of flowers, many colors and flowers on different dates.

    Their superb, very decorative flowering starts in March. You can also make pretty bouquets.

    Nowadays, the tulip is one of the first cultures in the world, both in bulbs and in cut flowers.

    Video: Tigridia pavonia var. speciosa, the tiger flower: one of the strangest and most bizarre flowers

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