Province; South Africa
Pink - Purple - Blue
Ixia erecta, P.J.Bergius.
Ixia hybrida, Ker Gawl.
Ixia polystachya var. crassifolia, G.J.Lewis.
Ixia serotina, Salisb.
Watsonia campanulata, Klatt.
Wuerthia elegans, Regel.
This member of the Iridaceae family was
given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1762. It is
found in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will
grow to two and a half centimetre, the leaves reach 30 to 100
centimetres high. The flowers are either white, pink, purple or
bluish, and might have a darker centre.
It will flower in the early
The genera name means 'sticky'
the sap. The species name means 'many spikes'.