ixia viridiflora

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Tue, 07 Oct 2003 08:44:46 PDT
Sheri asked,

>I finally located seed for some [Ixia viridiflora] . Has anyone grown
>this plant from seed? I am wondering about how long it will take to get
>actual blooms from it.

I grew mine from seed and, like most irids, it flowered relatively young -- 
I believe four years from sowing. The corms do not get very big, as someone 
else mentioned, but it still manages to produce a stem some 18 inches (45 
cm) tall. Mine dry out to some extent in summer, but they get watered now 
and then during general border sprinkling near their planter.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon (which is, I think, usually much colder than most of 
Tasmania -- and certainly hotter in midsummer!)

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