Specie: I. speciosa
Bell Flower, African Corn Lily
Name in Latin: IRIDACEAE
Name in English: Iris Family
Origin: South Africa
Growth Habit: Plant is a herbaceous perennial from a corm, classed as a monocotyledon
Flower: Flowers are star-shaped, 1-2 inches wide, with six petals surrounding a dark center, in clusters of 4-6 at the stem ends.
Blooming Period: Spring and early summer. Leaf: leaves mostly parallel veined..
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 7-10 days.
Amount of water: text
Special handling: Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
Greek "ixia" (bird lime), referring to the plant's sticky sap.