Ixia
Ixia 'Mixed Hybrids'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green

Green

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Bostic, North Carolina

Canyon Lake, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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

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

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... read more