Size: To 2' tall
Inflorescence spike has up to 20 flowers on one stem, turquoise with purple centers. Blooms best in full sun.
From Bot. Repos. (Ixia spicata var. viridi nigra)
the extraordinary length of the spikes, the flowers of which are mostly all expanded at the same time; and which grow sometimes to the length of a foot, or more... propagating itself by the bulb; and flowering during the months of May and June.
Published in Encycl. (J. Lamarck et al.) 3: 340 in 1789.
Synonym Ixia spicata var. viridi nigra Andrews.
Native to South Africa.