>>>>>>because it's a hybrid does this mean seeds from Freesia laxa Joan >>>>>>Evans you can't call Freesia laxa Joan Evans or does it comes true from seed I bought last year seeds and they flowered all smaller as the other white ones with a red blotch with the same seeding date Personally I wouldn't call seedlings of 'Joan Evans' by this name due to the variation that can occur. Joan Evans, seems quite distinctive with quite vivid spotting. However I guess there's many people, and many nurseries that apply the name to a multitude of various white with red spotted forms, some may or may not have been from this parent. It's a similar issue to what is Crocosmia 'Lucifer'; a species I used to conserve and had the original hybrid from stocks at Bressingham Gardens, where it was bred in 1966. Most Crocosmia 'Lucifer' that is grown in gardens is from seed origin, it being significantly cheaper for ''large'' nurseries to produce from seed, as the parent plants, which may or may not be the original produce rather a lot of it. The progeny can either vary very slightly or greatly; the process has given a number of good new distinct 'named' hybrids. Of course most of the material is still referred to as Crocosmia 'Lucifer'; but all it really is, is selfed seedlings of the original. It can be very difficult to conserve hybrids that have been turned into seed strains, especially where there is a high commercial demand. See - http://theafricangarden.com/freesia_laxa_joan_evan… or Sheila's image on the PBS website, which appears correct http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… A slightly different form of white with red here, the Rainbow Hybrid I mentioned earlier - http://theafricangarden.com/freesia_laxa_rainbow_h… Best Wishes, Dave David Fenwick Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall. UK.