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Ixia scillaris (100 seeds)


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Ixia scillaris.(Iridaceae) Plants 25-50cm high. Often with one to three short branchlets. Leaves sword-shaped – the margins sometimes undulate. Flowers pale or deep pink – 7-20 per spike. 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: Clanwilliam. Harvest: February 2024