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Flowering Grass

Freesia lax

Also known as

False Freesia

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

1cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Flowering Grass
A photo of Flowering Grass
A photo of Flowering Grass
A photo of Flowering Grass
A photo of Flowering Grass

Overview

Freesia laxa is a slim, cormous, perennial species in the iris family, Iridaceae. It produces grass-like foliage and attractive sprays of pink-red blooms. These appear in the summer and have 6 petals, the lower 3 marked with darker colouring at the petal bases. This plant is commonly known by the name flowering grass and it is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celcius. Winner of a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, this species grows best in full sun, in well-draining soil, on the acidic side of the pH scale.

Propagation

Seed

Division

Divide in spring.

Special Features

Attractive flowers