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.
Divide in spring.