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Ixia polystachya

Corn lily

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, mauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ixia polystachya (Corn lily). A species with erect grass-like leaves and often branched stems. It bears spikes or panicles of few to many, lightly fragrant, white mauve, or blue flowers, often with mauve or purple central marks, from spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in autumn for spring and early summer flowers, plant in spring for late summer display. Cut off flower stalks after flowering.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or by offsets at replanting time.

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