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Corn Lily

Ixia spp.

Also known as

African corn lily

Ixia monadelpha (2) by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Corn Lily Overview

A genus of cormous plants in the Iridaceae family native to South Africa, containing some 66 species. They are distinguished by their upright sword-like leaves and tall stems of star-shaped flowers. Some species are cultivated as garden ornamentals, usually known as the corn lilies. They are grown for their fragrance and because they attract many insect pollinators.

How to propagate Corn Lily


By seed in autumn.

Other uses of Corn Lily

Walls, rock garden

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