Jim is very happy today

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 08:13:10 PST
Last summer I received a bulb under the name Dipcadi serotinum. When it
started to grow, it became apparent that it was an irid. It did not bloom
last year, nor did it seem to be growing very enthusiastically. It came back
in strength this autumn, and in a post to this list awhile back I reported
that it had flower buds and that I was leaning towards Freesia laxa as an


I opened the cold frame this morning and saw something which at first
confused me: the buds seemed to have developed into green calyces. That
didn't make sense, so I looked closer and was still a bit confused: what was
I looking at? Finally it dawned on me: I was looking at a flower, a green
flower no bigger in diameter than a dime. 


What was it?


Here the wiki came to the rescue: it's Freesia viridis! I have not noticed
fragrance - should it be fragrant? 


I'm very happy to have this.


If the person who sent this to me in error would like a piece back, let me


Jim McKenney


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