The official name is Ixia Paniculata Eos.
Ixia comes from the Greek word for mistletoe; the connection may be the sticky
substance in the bulb. Paniculata means growing in a plume shape, and Eos is
the goddess of dawn.Ixia is native of the Western part of the
Cape. The flowers grow in loose clusters with star-shaped petals in a
particular creamy light apricot colour.
Up to 15 sweet-smelling flowers grow on one stalk. The flowers close for the night and stay closed in dark weather. Ixia Eos loves well-drained soil in a border or pot in a sunny place. A cheerful little flower, in the garden as well as in a vase.
|Plant depth||2-3 Times the height of the bulb|
|Food source for||Bees and bumble bees|