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Freesia laxa

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.04m to 0.06m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Corm, Herbaceous or Bulb

Origin

South Africa, Mozambique

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

By corm or seed

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