Ixia & Call for growing info

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Mon, 08 Jul 2002 19:58:13 PDT
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>.


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. 
>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.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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