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Ixia

Ixia
 

Popular names: wand flower and corn lily

 

Origin: South Africa

Flower colour: various colours

Flowering period: June - August

Average plant height: 30 - 45 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs:7 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 7 cm

Type of bulb: corm

Light requirements: any location is suitable in the full sun (PM sun)

Landscape uses: border, beds and perennial gardens and in pots. Excellent as a cut flower.

Ixia has sword-shaped leaves, long stems with star-shaped flowers. There are 30 - 40 original Ixia species.

Principal varieties
'Panorama' - white with purple red
'Rose Emperor' - soft pink
'Spotlight' - yellow-red
'Titia' - fuchsia-red
'Venus' - magenta-red
'Giant' - ivory white tips with a dark centre
'Hogarth' - cream coloured with a red-purple centre
'Marquette' - sulphur yellow tips with purple black centre
'Vulcan' - orange-red