Fred Biasella
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 05:57:48 PDT
Hello All,

I also grew the "common" red one in my open garden for many years, but in the Boston area. At the end of the season I would pull up the little corms and store them dry and in basement until spring. During the growing season however, they would drop their many little red seeds and I would just let them be. After a winter slumber and with no protection, the seeds would sprout in early spring and by summer time they were large enough to flower. So it would seem that these little guys are tougher than we give them credit for. 

Warm Regards,
Fred Biasella
Cambridge (Boston) MA 
USDA Zone 6b Maritime

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Randall P. Linke
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 11:26 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] FREESIA LAXA

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:10 PM, Ina <> wrote:

> Here the red one is a weed, multiplies all over the place in Zone 10.
> Much the same here, along Monterey Bay in California.  I had it, actually
managed to kill it off somehow and quite unitentional.


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