Calydorea caelestina

Bartram's ixia


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: to .5 (1) ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      blue,purple
Phenology: spring ephemeral
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Mostly grown as a curiosity as it is an early morning bloomer and nearly invisible when not in flower. Grow in a wildflower garden.
Considerations: Is endemic to only a few counties in NE Florida and does best in a fire-controlled habitat.
Propagation: Seed. Division.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Native Habitats: Wet to mesic flatwoods. Does well in fire-maintained habitats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is an endangered species. Please do not steal from the wild.