Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Spring/summer
Hardiness – Tender
Ixia are best planted in a well-drained soil of sand or loam within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area that receives full sun. Ixia are well suited to being planted in flower borders, beds and containers within cottage, city, courtyard, informal and Mediterranean style gardens.
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In the UK, planting Ixia in pots is ideal so that they can be moved to a frost-free environment over winter. You can also plant them into pots then sink these pots into the ground which can then be lifted out in autumn. The bulbs should be planted around 10cm (4in) apart and 10cm (4in) below the soil with the tips facing upwards. Water well after planting.
As Ixia are tender plants, you will need to lift them in autumn and store them in a frost-free environment over the winter. Keep soil moist during the growing period being careful not to overwater, as this will result in the plants rotting.
It is possible to propagate Ixia by seed sown when ripe in pots within a cold frame or by separating offsets in late summer.
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