Family: Iridaceae Plant/bulb type: Corm Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 75cm - 1m. Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep & 6-10cm apart. Aspect: Full sun Soil: Well drained. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: Generally requires very little fertilising. In poor soils lightly top dress with a complete fertiliser in Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone. Flowering time: Mid to late Summer After flowering care: Leave the bulbs undisturbed Frost: Protect from heavy frosts. Comments: Their flowers are interesting, colourful and long lasting when cut. Climate: Subtropical to Cool.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:36 AM Keywords: Ixias or African Corn Lilies, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb