Dilatris ixioides

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Haemodoraceae (The Bloodroot Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and southern Africa
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring
Flower Color:
Lavender
Exposure:
Light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Iris-like leaves are blue-grey and form a low, tight clump. Dome-shaped dense flower clusters held over the leaves in spring and summer are composed of many starry lavender flowers with extended pistil and stamens presenting a furry effect.