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Ixia stricta (100 seeds)


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Ixia stricta. (Summer Kalossie) Cormous geophyte up to 40cm, often with one to three short, spreading branchlets. Leaves sword-shaped with rigid, thickened margins often becoming dry at flowering. Flowers point at an angle upwards, usually a deep pink, 6-15 per spike; stamens are fully exserted and point straight out from centre of flower; anthers ovoid. 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: Houw Hoek. Harvest: March 2021