Ixia - not Iixia viridflors

Bill Richardson ixia@dcsi.net.au
Thu, 19 May 2011 23:24:35 PDT
Hi Max,
sorry Max, I have to tell you that this is not Ixia viridflora.
It is probably the hybrid that is readily available in the Southern 
hemisphere called "Blue Eyes".
Bill Richardson
West Gippsland
Victoria, Australia

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Max Withers" <maxwithers@gmail.com>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 3:19 PM
Subject: [pbs] Ixia and Asphodelus

> Thanks, Michael, for your suggestions. I'm replying to the list
> because I thought that anyone who grows Ixia viridiflora would like to
> see this astonishing picture of what it looks like at the Royal
> Tasmanian Botanical Gardens:
> http://flickr.com/photos/nuytsia_pix/…
> I agree with Jane that Asphodelus albus is at least unkempt if not
> "messy" -- but here, as with Alberto, it goes dormant in early summer.
> The leaves are drying off now, even as it is still flowering
> (meanwhile, some of the earlier seed pods are already falling off).
> Probably not for a formal border.
> Best,
> Max
> Oakland CA
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