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Item ID: 2999
Genus: Ixia
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Plants For Cutting, Hot and Dry Climates
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb
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Ixia polystachya

Ixia polystachya

photo: Kennedy Harris

A very charming bulb with nice long flower stems that would be fantastic in flower arrangements! The stems can get to be 2-3’ tall & with a 3-4” cluster of flowers at the top. Flower color is variable, ranging from pink, purple to white. The flowers often have dark centers. Very narrow plant - only about 6” wide. Would look great planted between blue-foliaged grasses such as Agropyron magallanicum. The blooms would rise above & the grasses would help hide the Ixia foliage as it begins to fade. Blooms in late Spring & looks nice swaying in the wind on those long stems. Native to S. Africa, these bulbs are adapted to a dry summer so they will go dormant at that point. Withhold water when dormant.

Kelly Kilpatrick
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Low-Avg. Water

Bulb
USDA Zones 9-11

Item ID: 2999
Genus: Ixia
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Plants For Cutting, Hot and Dry Climates
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb