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PlantFiles: Fall-flowering Ixia, Celestial Lily
Nemastylis floridana

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nemastylis (nee-ma-STY-lis) (Info)
Species: floridana (flor-ih-DAY-na) (Info)

Category:
Herbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral ButterflyGardnr On Dec 10, 2002, ButterflyGardnr from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Fall-Flowering Ixia is an endangered endemic that is protected under state and federal laws.



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