I really like Tuscawilla Tigress so far! According to my records, I purchased 4 fans of her back on July 5th and she's still only at 4 fans (one is sort of small/wispy), so I'll have to see what she does next year. There were two scapes total but there was only 1 scape of blooms for hybridizing with (I think the couple of blooms remaining on the other scape were the tragic losses left on the front seat of my car when I got home.)
Tuscawilla Tigress was a difficult pod parent for me. She could've just been upset about the transplant, the hot and dry weather we had for weeks on end, or she just might not have liked that I kept trying to pair her with Sound and Fury. (I have made a total of 10 pollination attempts with Sound and Fury, on a total of 5 different cultivars, and not a one of them took.) Tuscawilla Tigress did, however, make 2 pods for me this season. I've tried pollinating her 9 times, 4 of which were with S&F. If we discount S&F, that means that Tuscawilla took just under half...or 2/5 of my pollination attempts...that's not too terrible!
Anyway, though, I really like her color and plan on using her quite a bit in my hybridizing. I don't have exact measurements for her yet, but I will try to get some soon once I harvest the seed pods and bring the brown scapes in. I'll try to remember to do petal measurements next year.
As for appearance, I do recall most of her blooms being very triangular and she is NOT an early morning opener, but she WILL wake YOU up when you see her! She's listed as nocturnal, but I seem to recall her opening mid-day, so she must've stayed open all night and into the next day...which would explain how I accidentally double-pollinated one of her blossoms one day. (
Definitely worth buying, and for anyone in MI, she is VERY easy to find for purchase. If you want Tuscawilla Tigress and can't find her, let me know and I'll tell you at least 2-3 places you can purchase her!