Ixia - an indigenous South African beauty.

The vast majority of the flowers that I grow from bulbs are in a single family (Iridaceae) and originate from a single country (South Africa). This Ixia is but one example.

Bird of Paradise: Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. The flowers stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird's head and beak.

Bird of Paradise: Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa.

South African and companion plantings at Laguna Ranch. Designing with History and the Land by Janet Enright & Jeff Rosendale

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South African and companion plantings at Laguna Ranch. Designing with History and the Land by Janet Enright & Jeff Rosendale

Ixia Hybrids Mix is one of Elke's Faves this season...this is what she has to say: Ixia is a South African native that’s ideal for a warm, dry and sheltered location. This delicate-looking plant is lovely and makes the best impact when planted in groups. I personally love it as a cut flower and always plant extras to take inside. Try it once you’ll want it again.

Ixia is a South African native that’s ideal for a warm, dry and sheltered location. This delicate-looking plant is lovely and makes the best impact when planted in groups.

Ixia Hybrids Mix is one of Elke's Faves this season...this is what she has to say: Ixia is a South African native that’s ideal for a warm, dry and sheltered location. This delicate-looking plant is lovely and makes the best impact when planted in groups. I personally love it as a cut flower and always plant extras to take inside. Try it once you’ll want it again.

Ixia is a South African native that’s ideal for a warm, dry and sheltered location. This delicate-looking plant is lovely and makes the best impact when planted in groups.

Agapanthus are indigenous to South Africa. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

Beautiful flower considered to be a noxious weed in Victoria, Australia. Can take over the garden, but lovely when controlled.

A South African native, plants are hardy in USDA zones 8-11.  Plants typically grow to about 3- to 4-feet tall and can reach 5-feet wide. Plumbago can get a bit leggy if left untended so it’s a good idea to prune spent flowers and tip-prune to encourage a dense growth habit.

A South African native, plants are hardy in USDA zones Plants typically grow to about to tall and can reach wide. Plumbago can get a bit leggy if left untended so it’s a good idea to prune spent flowers and tip-prune to encourage a dense growth habit.

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