This plant has a mild fragrance
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Genous of 40-50 species of cormous perennials found in grassland and sandy sometimes marshy slopes from low to high altitudes in South Africa. Grown for their showy star-shaped, brightly coloured flowers during Spring. Plants die back after flower to regrow the following year as soon as the rainy season start.
Common problems with Ixia
Generally trouble free
How to harvest Ixia
Flowers can be cut for the vase.
How to propagate Ixia
Sow seed when ripe and mature.
Divide off sets in late summer when dormant.
Special features of Ixia
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Can be grown in pots, provide free draining potting medium, keep dry in dormant season.
Once established will survive dry summers.
Other uses of Ixia
Walls, rock garden