- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Needs Winter Protection
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 35-40 cm
- Bulb Size
- 5/+ cm
Rainbow Choice Mixture - Ixia
Containing a wonderful variety of brilliant colours, our Ixia ‘Rainbow Choice Mixture’ is a carefully selected assortment of jewel-like tones. With a collection of ruby red, magenta pink, canary yellow and pearlescent white, your garden will come alive with colour during the early summer months. Each bi-coloured bloom is accented by a striking, contrasting eye. Borne in ample clusters, the starry flowers of Ixia have the illusion of floating in mid-air thanks to their delicate, wiry stems. Excellent for cutting, this collection of sparkling blooms provides a well-balanced blend of colours for marvellous floral arrangements and bouquets.
As members of the Iris family, Ixia thrive in a sunny spot in well-drained soil which is rich in organic matter.
South African Ixia can also be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.
Plant corms 5cm deep, spaced 8-10cm apart in the soil. A mix of compost, leaf mould and sharp sand provides an ideal growing medium for pot grown plants.
Protect from east and northerly winds and ensure soil never becomes waterlogged as this may lead to rotting.
Lift the bulbs in autumn, allowing them to dry out for a day or two before storing in a cool, dry place until the following spring.