Ixia viridiflora

Colin Davis codavis@ucdavis.edu
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:51:26 PDT
I've bought a good amount of seed from Owl's Acre in the UK, good quality.
But I second Mary Sue, Gordon has excellent material as well.
http://owlsacreseeds.co.uk/ixia-viridiflora/ixia/…

The trick with keeping Ixia viridiflora going (aside from proper general SA
winter bulb growing conditions) is making sure you get a nice hot dormancy
period of at least a few months, without this you'll get few breaking
dormancy in fall, and your stock will languish over the years. Some say
viridiflora does best with a bit of summer water, and i've tried lightly
watering dry pots a couple of times, but didn't notice much of a
difference. If you're growing in clay pots and have hot summers, I would
recommend this (light, not full saturation), but in plastic you should be
fine withholding water completely.

Colin

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:34 PM Gareth Rattray <garethrattray@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Many thanks Mary Sue
>
> We have a few that have flowered here. But very slow to multiply. We have
> a few seedlings which we have managed to save , but would really like some
> more.
>
> Thanks again
>
> Gareth
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On 7/08/2019, at 5:24 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:
> >
> > Ixia viridiflora, which I suspect is what our new list member from New
> Zealand really is asking about, is often challenging to keep going. Gordon
> Summerfield in South Africa often has seed and corms of it for sale. His
> list is available by emailing him.
> >
> > "Gordon Summerfield" <summerfields@telkomsa.net>
> >
> > Members of the Pacific Bulb Society share their excess bulbs and seed
> with other members and  what is available isn't known until a BX is
> announced. Some items go really fast. I expect if Ixia viridiflora were
> offered there would be a lot of takers. It's a lovely color. I wish I could
> have kept it going, but am glad I was able  to get it to flower a number of
> times.
> >
> > Mary Sue
> >
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