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.
How to propagate Flowering Grass
Divide in spring.
Special features of Flowering Grass
Other uses of Flowering Grass
Grown for their flowers.