Howdy All, I forgot to use the reply to all and delete the private name. This just went to Joyce privately, which isn't much use given I was asking Bill if he knew the name of the pink species <grin>. Cheers Paul T. > >>maculata, but not I. dubia. In general, I was "light" on Ixia selections >>because JB noted they were not considered frost hardy. Please note, I. > >Joyce, > >You say that your winter minimums are 27'F in your signature. I have not lost a single Ixia here yet and I have various different species and varieties (although nothing like Bill I'd hazard). We get down to at least -6'C every year, with us usually getting a couple of -8s. If my calculations are correct that puts us at very similar minimums to you. I am happy to send you some bulbs in the off season if you are interested. Definitely I have plenty of Ixia amethystina (later flowering duck-egg blue) and what I assume is a species (name suggestions Bill?) which is intense deep pink with a dark centre. The flower positively glows. This one seeds around the area and they all come true, so I'm assuming that it is a species. I think I have seen a name for it, but have never noted it. I also have a number of different colour forms of ixia hybrids from which I am happy to collect seeds for you if you're interested. Let me know. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!