Turquoise Ixia Care: Growing Turquoise Ixia Viridiflora Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Also known as green ixia or green flowered corn lily, turquoise ixia (Ixis viridflora) is bound to be one of the most unique plants in the garden. Ixia plants consist of grassy foliage and tall spikes of 12 to 24 flowers that make a grand appearance in spring. Each turquoise ixia bloom displays bright aquamarine petals with a contrasting “eye” of intense purple-black. Growing turquoise ixia isn’t difficult, and turquoise ixia care isn’t complicated. Turquoise ixia plants, which grow from small bulbs, require well-drained soil and full sunlight. Read on for more information, and learn how to grow Ixia viridiflora plants. How to Grow Ixia Viridiflora Plant turquoise ixia bulbs 2 inches deep in early autumn if you live where winters remain above 20 degrees F. (-7 C.). Plant bulbs about inch deeper and cover them with a thick layer of


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