Ixia

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Fermi

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Re: Ixia
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2016, 02:51:11 PM »
Ixia scillaris is doing better this year;
Ixia trifolia - in the garden;
Yellow ixias - these were common along the roadside till "tidied-up";
Mixed ixias - includes Ixia maculata and hybrids;
Mixed ixias;
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 11:26:44 AM »
The Hybrid Ixia 'Teal' and its seedlings are now reaching peak flowering
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Alisdair

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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 03:44:53 PM »
You've got some terrific seedlings there, Fermi; thanks very much for letting us see them, a splendid sight.
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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Fermi

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2016, 03:13:28 PM »
Thanks, Alisdair,
They look even better today!
These are the ones which are derived from 'Teal' - itself derived from Ixia viridiflora,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2016, 02:01:49 PM »
This is a patch of ixia - possibly Ixia polystachya - growing on the roadside on the way to family living an hour to the east of our place.
We only had the phone to take the pics and I haven't learned how to focus properly on close-ups!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2017, 10:43:39 AM »
The Ixias have put on their annual show:
1) these are the 'Teal' cultivar and its hybrid swarm
2) Starry pink seedling
3) Blue-grey seedling
4) Pale blue with large purple centre
5) Pinky-purple with blue centre
6) PInk-red ixia NOT a 'Teal' seedling ;D
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2019, 10:18:46 AM »
A new Ixia hybrid in the garden!
This appears to be between the Cerise hybrid available in the trade and Ixia maculata
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2019, 07:07:08 AM »
How exciting Fermi- stunning colour :)
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2019, 08:02:12 AM »
How exciting Fermi- stunning colour :)
Yes, I'm thinking of calling it 'Redesdale Tangelo' or maybe 'Redesdale Satsuma'  ;D
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 01:08:38 PM »
Ixia polstachya is doing well this year - I must try some in the garden, perhaps near the "Teal" seedlings to see if they cross  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2019, 03:28:19 AM »
Back in December 2016 I posted pics of a "wild" ixia in flower after Christmas on the roadside near Kilmore , a town North of Melbourne. We did mange to get a few corms which I kept in a pot; however I found it empty this year  :'( :-[
We did plant out a lot of bulbs last winter into a "renovated" bed and a patch of ixias is now in flower and this could be the same one!
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Alisdair

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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 10:35:23 AM »
It's a real beauty, Fermi! (and like your original picture of the "wild" one does look rather like I. polystachya, so presumably that is where some of your empty potful ended up....)
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society