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Ixia viridiflora

Green ixia

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.25m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ixia viridiflora (Green ixia). This species is grown for its jewel-like, star-shaped 5cm flowers; they are turquoise with a purple-black centre they are borne on a spike. The leaves are very narrow and upright they will appear at the base of the stem.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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