Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Ixia
Ixia 'Mixed Hybrids'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ixia (IKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mixed Hybrids

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By vince
Thumbnail #1 of Ixia  by vince

By vince
Thumbnail #2 of Ixia  by vince

By vince
Thumbnail #3 of Ixia  by vince

By Lophophora
Thumbnail #4 of Ixia  by Lophophora

By Kelli
Thumbnail #5 of Ixia  by Kelli

By Kelli
Thumbnail #6 of Ixia  by Kelli

By cacti_lover
Thumbnail #7 of Ixia  by cacti_lover

There are a total of 12 photos.
Click here to view them all!


4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral rayvel On Apr 26, 2008, rayvel from Guerneville, CA wrote:

Do ixias revert to magenta? I swear I bought yellow ixia several years ago, and now they're almost white. Some white ones I bought even before that seemed to turn to magenta after a few years. Anybody know anything about this?

Positive Joy On Feb 21, 2008, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've had these growing in a south facing bed that's against my house and they've come back for over 8 years and I'm only in zone 8. So in a protected spot these can be grown in a colder zone.

Positive cacti_lover On May 3, 2005, cacti_lover from Henderson, NV (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is the first time I grow Ixia in this climate. It seems to do very well and bloom nicely. The soil is a mixture of native desert soil, commercial potting soil and commercial mulch. I started planting it in mid winter, so don't know how well they will over-winter.

Positive Kelli On Mar 25, 2005, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Grows well here. Naturalizes and self-sows without being invasive.

Positive ruckandmaul On Sep 13, 2004, ruckandmaul from Sydney
Australia wrote:

Ixias or African Corn Lilies
Family: Iridaceae
Plant/bulb type: Corm
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 75cm - 1m.
Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep & 6-10cm apart.
Aspect: Full sun
Soil: Well drained.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant.
Fertilising: Generally requires very little fertilising. In poor soils lightly top dress with a complete fertiliser in Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone.
Flowering time: Mid to late Summer After flowering care: Leave the bulbs undisturbed
Frost: Protect from heavy frosts.
Comments: Their flowers are interesting, colourful and long lasting when cut.
Climate: Subtropical to Cool.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona
Cabot, Arkansas
Canoga Park, California
Guerneville, California
San Francisco, California
Henderson, Nevada
Canyon Lake, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America