Ixia (Bulbs)

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Ixia (Bulbs)


Planting & Care
They are suitable for planting directly into a bed in a cool glasshouse which is kept just-frost-free, or for growing in pots, although many of them are a little tall for this purpose. After reaching the end of their growing season in late spring they can be dried off for the summer months.

Sunlight: Full sunlight or partial shade.

Soil: Well-draining soil

Water: Regular watering during periods of growth.

Temprature: 68-77 F. (20-25 C.).

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.


  • Corn lilies and other Ixia species are usually grown from corms; these should be planted on top of sand at a depth of 10 cm, and about 10 cm apart into a rich well drained soil.
  • The corms can be planted in spring for flowers at the end of summer or at the beginning of winter for spring flowers.
  • It is possible to grow Ixia from seed, though it may take more than three years for them to flower, simply cover the seed in soil after the last frost of spring.
  • Ixia members can be grown in either sunny or partially shaded areas of the garden.

Harvesting: Harvest the corms in fall, and store in dry peat at 35 to 40°F.


  • It is fairly easy to look after Corn Lily, African Iris, and other Ixia in the grden; they require regular watering whilst growing and flowering.
  • In very cold areas bring the corms indoors and store in a dry place; replant in the spring.
  • If you require more plants then the corms can be divided in the spring.

Special Feature:
Attractive to bees and other insects such as monkey beetles.
Ornamental use:

  • The plant is used for flower beds.

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Ixia wand flower thrives in the hottest and sunniest areas of the garden, producing attractive, sword-shaped foliage and masses of dainty, star-shaped flowers on wiry stems.

Common name: African Corn Lily, African Iris, Corn Lily, Wand flower, Turquoise Ixia.
Color: Blue, white, purple, red, pale green, orange, yellow.
Bloom time: Spring and/or summer.
Height: 12 to 36 inches (30 to 90 cm).
Difficulty level: Easy

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