Ixia or African corn lily (Ixia hybrids) is a flower from South Africa. The scientific name comes from the Greek word for bird lime.
Ixias have flat one inch to one and one-half inch flowers on top of wiry 10 to 15-inch stems. They are usually available from January to June in pink, lavender, white, red-orange, sometimes green, and striking color combinations. Buy ixia when the flowers are first beginning to open. They can last a week or so.
Condition by cutting off the ends of the stems and putting them in warm water that comes halfway up the stem. Ixias can add a perky touch to any arrangements.
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