|Tigridia meleagris is a bulbous perennial with stems producing 1 or 2 lance-shaped leaves. Bears 2 to 6 pendent, broadly, bell shaped, pale pink to maroon flowers with darker spots. An outdoor flowering bulb, with swordlike narrow leaves 1 1/2 feet tall, flower stalks are 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet high with very showy 3 to 6 inch diameter flowers. A central cup is three-segmented, and three larger segments form a triangular shape. The inner cup is usually speckled, the outside segments are in a vivid solid color such as pink, red or yellow. Each individual flower lasts a mere day, but others subsequently bloom, extending the season to several weeks over summer. Plant in rich soil, 2 to 4 inches deep, 6 inches apart, feed regularly. In cold climates dig them up in the fall for overwinter storage, or grow in containers.