Mystery Ixia

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:19:01 PDT

No one responded to my earlier message about the identification of a 
bulb that Nick de Rothschild would like help in identifying. I have 
added a downsized picture of it here:…

I stated that it looks like a hybrid Ixia to me. I have some tall 
pink ones that look like it. On the wiki there are a few pictures of 
some unnamed hybrids that I added and one from Mike Mace that he 
purchased labeled as Ixia 'Venus' that is very similar.…

What do the rest of you think?

Nick, I find that once Ixias start to bloom and it rains a lot of 
them do not remain upright, especially the taller hybrids, even 
though you wouldn't think they'd be very heavy. The whole stalk can 
lean on the ground and old flowers can hang a bit, but I don't think 
you'd really call them pendulous. Ixia maculata is yellow to orange 
with a dark center and four or more flowers crowded on a spike, and a 
filiform tube. It has large rust brown bracts often torn at the tip.

Mary Sue

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