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Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1762
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  30-100 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink - Purple - Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/ Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ixia elegans, N.E.Br.
Ixia erecta,
Ixia hybrida,
Ker Gawl.
Ixia polystachya
var. crassifolia, G.J.Lewis.
Ixia serotina,
Watsonia campanulata,
Wuerthia elegans,

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 spring.

The genera name means 'sticky' for the sap. The species name means 'many spikes'.