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Ixia Yellow Emperor

Corn Lily, Corn Bells

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Lovely in Mixed Bouquets
A galaxy of starry flowers will illuminate the sunny garden in midsummer. The twinkling yellow blooms are punctuated with red-brown centers and their fragrance carries on a summer breeze. A pollinator favorite! Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees are welcome garden guests. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.



Plant Type Bulbs


Height Short 12-18"

Spacing Plant 2-3" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal

Sold In Bags of 30

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers

Ixia General Information

Ixia is commonly called Corn Lily or Corn Bells. A member of the Iris family, it is native to the Cape Province of South Africa. Sword-like foliage and long wiry stems sport spikes of star-shaped flowers mid to late summer.

Ixia Plant Care

Plant Ixia bulbs about 2-3” deep and 2-3” apart with pointy ends up in well-drained soil. Prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Reduce watering after blooming. After foliage turns yellow, dig corms and store in a cool location in a dry medium until the following spring. If growing in containers, plant 1” deep in spring with 5-6 corms per 6” pot.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December