Full Sun to Partial Shade
4-5 cm Bulbs
8, 9, 10
|Ixia Bluebird blooms from late spring into early summer, gracing the garden with star-shaped white flowers shaded with violet purple. Flowers top 12- to 18-inch stems over dark green sword-like foliage. Plant in borders, mixed beds, or grow in containers. The plants like sunny to partially shady locations and rich, well-drained soil. Excellent for cutting and long-lasting in the vase.
Half hardy perennial Ixias are attractive and graceful flowering bulbs from the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa. Ixia Bluebird has white/pale blue star-like flowers with a dark blue centre, with nice strong stems and lots of flowers in June and July. It looks great in pots or a border and the strong stems make this a good cut flowerl.
Ixia Bluebird prefers a sunny sheltered spot and well drained soil. Do not plant in the shade as the plants will become spindly. This is a just-hardy bulb, but can be left in the soil if covered with straw or leaves in the winter.
|Information on this page is from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants or Texas Superstar