Ixia Flowers mixed colors


Exotic members of the iris family, Ixia produce brilliant blossoms with often dramatically contrasting spots and blotches. These South African natives are ideal for the hot, dry climates of the southwest and can be grow in other warm areas if planted under roof overhangs to restrict water while still allowing the full sun conditions these plants prefer. Ixia grow from pudgy corms, much like those of crocuses, sometimes with slightly raised centers like a Hersey's chocolate kiss. The exteriors are usually covered with a light, clean netting. Plant Ixia in groups in borders or containers for the greatest visual impact.

  • Planting Location: Sun
  • Planting: January-May after Frost
  • Planting Depth: 3 inch (7.5 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 4 inch (10 cm)
  • Flowers In: July-September
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 18 inch (45 cm)

How to Grow

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with full sun

2. Dig a hole 3 inches (7,5 cm) deep

3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up

4. Space bulbs 4 inches (10 cm) apart

5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 40 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.

Search code: TG788

Collections: Novelty, Summer Bulbs