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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
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Flowers are good for cutting
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?
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.
On Sep 13, 2004, ruckandmaul from Sydney Australia wrote:
Ixias or African Corn Lilies
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 , California Guerneville, California San Francisco, California Henderson, Nevada Canyon Lake, Texas Kalama, Washington