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Ixia

Ixia viridiflora

Corn lily, Wand lily (Eng.), Kalossie (Afr.)

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Genous of 40-50 species of cormous perennials found in grassland and sandy sometimes marshy slopes from low to high altitudes in South Africa. Grown for their showy star-shaped, brightly coloured flowers during Spring. Plants die back after flower to regrow the following year as soon as the rainy season start.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Flowers can be cut for the vase.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed when ripe and mature.
Division
Divide off sets in late summer when dormant.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Pot plant
Can be grown in pots, provide free draining potting medium, keep dry in dormant season.
Drought resistant
Once established will survive dry summers.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Western and Southern parts.
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Iridaceae
Flower colour
White, shades of pink and purple, yellow, orange and green.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally trouble free

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