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Ixias or African Corn Lilies

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

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