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Ixia dubia Vent.

A possibility for Macarthur’s ‘deep orange ixia’ is Ixia dubia Vent.  This is a cormous perennial with spikes of orange to golden-yellow flowers, usually dark brown or purple in the centre, flushed red outside, in spring and summer.  [RHSD, CECB].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Redouté L pl.64/1802-15.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.290/1845].


For further discussion of Ixias see Ixia hybrid ‘Calypso’.

Published Nov 16, 2009 - 01:54 PM | Last updated Jul 24, 2010 - 04:32 PM

Figured is a slender ixia with lance-shaped leaves and orange flowers.  Redout? L pl.64, 1802-15.

Ixia dubia Vent. | Redouté L pl.64/1802-15 | BHL

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

South Africa, Cape district

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Ixia sp. deep orange col

Confidence level low