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Ixia odorata (100 seeds)


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Ixia odorata. Cormous geophyte up to 60cm, sometimes with one or two short lateral branchlets. Leaves linear to lanceolate often loosely coiled above. Flowers 5-12 per spike, crowded, lemon-yellow to sulphur-yellow, sweetly fragrant; tepals spreading. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand : 2 parts compost : 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: Kleinmond. Harvest: February 2022