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Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???

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Comment by Christine Quelch on October 7, 2014 at 12:55am

Hi Keryn, I used to avoid bulbs because I lost so many. Now, I pay more attention to providing them with water, and they seem to grow and flower lot better.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on October 6, 2014 at 5:12pm

Christine, they are well suited to the Australian climate, my Ixia has out lasted my  freesias. Which have dryed off already with the few warm days we have had. My tulips flowered for about 2 weeks, thats why I don,t plant many bulbs.

Comment by Christine Quelch on October 1, 2014 at 4:56am

Hi Keryn, if you use google images you will find quite a few photos of those miniature gladiolus. Likewise Scott's information about the name of the genus  also brings up handy photos.

I would never have thought of those plants as being from the gladioli family, except that you asked. I was just imagining they were some plant the older folk had keep going for many years. I never saw it in the places where I  grew up.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on October 1, 2014 at 12:50am

Thanks Scott, for that.

Comment by Scott on September 30, 2014 at 8:54pm

Ixia - The genus Ixia consists of a number of cormous plants native to South Africa from the Iridaceae family. Some distinctive traits include: sword-like leaves, and long wiry stems with star-shaped flowers

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 30, 2014 at 5:33am

I just had a thought and looked it up. They could Gladioli nanus, or dwarf , miniature , baby gladioli. Not as formed as the modern type ????

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 30, 2014 at 5:14am

Thanks Christine, hows Tasmania. They are certainly something you don,t see often. It could be listed under heritage plants.

Comment by Christine Quelch on September 30, 2014 at 12:30am

Hi Keryn, I think I know what you are talking about. 

I have bought a couple of these 'plants' in Op-Shops in Tasmania, over the last year or so. I have 2 varieties, both pink, one a softer pink than the other, neither as bright as yours. They are freesia like, but do not flower in the predictable way freesias do. They appear to be tough, and able to cope with intermittent rain. I imagine they have come from gardens that were established long ago. the flowers open up - one after another - along the stem in a gladioli-like manner.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 10:39pm

Its a lot like a freesia, but stands more upright.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 4:19am

Bulbous plant grows in my winter and flowers in spring, dies off when it gets hot. Most attractive flowers. Don,t tell anyone but I pinched it years ago from an open garden homestead.

 

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