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10+ in stock. Very pretty South African Iris relative for free draining soil. The flowers appear from grassy foliage and are a novel combination of red and salmon-pink with a white reverse. Flowers and and flower spikes on plants now. Half-hardy but my outdoor plants look ok after a -8.
Freesia laxa. This species is native to South Africa and has narrow basal leaves. The flowers are tubular to star-shaped and red in colour. They will bloom in the spring. The flowers have tubes which are more than twice the length of the tepals.
Also known as Anomatheca laxa, Anomatheca cruenta and Lapeirousia laxa.
Frost hardy. Plant 5cm deep in an open, sunny situation and in well drained soil. In cold areas, lift corms and store dry for winter.
Grown for their flowers.