Ixia “Venus” – Corn Lily

This is a clump forming member of the Iris family (Iridaceae) that grows to about 0.8M. Lipstick pink flowers, darker at their centre, rise on stiff, slender stems that wave in the wind.

Ixia “Venus” is a relatively common plant in Karin’s Garden. And no wonder. It provides eye-popping colour – it is the sort of colour that a TV or computer screen does not properly convey – and is a robust and reliable plant. The picture below shows something of the range of colours available – there are also white and yellow Ixias. Venus is the one on the extreme left in this collage.
Click here to view the Ixia “Venus” page in Karin’s Garden.