Freesia laxa subsp. azurea

David Fenwick
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 08:33:11 PDT
>>>>I acquired this some years ago and though I had lost it, but it 
>>>>reappeared in another neglected pot last autumn, and now I have 2 if the 
>>>>as yet unflowered one is the same. It is a very pale lilac with deep 
>>>>purple markings. Is this ssp. less hardy than the red?

Hi Brian,
Lots of experience with Freesia laxa here. It's not as hardy as laxa, and 
barely survives in a cold greenhouse in the UK; but it would probably be 
best described as very weak in terms of the rest. I've always thought that 
azurea in the UK may be virused.

Best Wishes,

(Penzance, UK) 

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