Flower of the Day – September 28 – Corn Lily (Ixia polystachya)

I seem to have an abundance of flowers in my garden that are native to South Africa, not my home in Australia – not that i mind at all when i get to photograph and just enjoy beauties like these Ixia.

They grow on stems up to 80cm (over 2 ft) long and I have them in White, Yellow and Pink. 🙂

(Click on the pic to open in a new window and click again to see full size detail) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Ixia

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Cee’s Flower of the Day – September 28, 2018 – Pink Hydrangea

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8 comments

    • I always get a thrill when they start budding in early Spring! They are spreading – i’m happy to report. I have around 10 different bunches now in white Pink and yellow.

      I’m sure they would grow well in your climate! They do very well in sandy soils.
      Maybe check out some nursery’s to see if they can get you some? 😉

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    • According to Wiki they are related to the Iris (Goddess of the Rainbow) family, including Freesias, Crocuses and Gladioli ! 🙂

      So why is it called a ‘lily’ i wonder?? 😉

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