shellflower

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Synonyms for shellflower

showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes

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Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as calla, canna, dahlia, gladiolus, Mexican shell flower (Tigridia), tuberose, and tuberous begonia in fast-draining, well-amended soil.
Plant summer-flowering bulbs, such as calla, dahlia, gladiolus, Mexican shell flower (Tigridia), and tuberose.
Plant summer-blooming bulbs, including callas, dahlias, gladiolus, and Mexican shell flower (Tigridia).
Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as calla lilies, cannas, dahlias, gladiolus, and Mexican shell flower (Tigridia).
As early in the month as possible, plant gladiolus, Mexican shell flower (Tigridia), and tuberoses.