Spring, and Freesia hybrids

Max Withers maxwithers@gmail.com
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 12:12:50 PDT
My garden is young, so there are not yet many geophytes blooming at this 
time of year. One Erythronium californicum "white beauty", planted last 
fall, came up very early, the first flower opened before the scape was 
an inch long. It's done already, and the others are just starting to 
send up their scapes.

A notable exception is a nice little drift of hybrid Freesia we 
inherited when we moved in, mostly white, but with a single plant with 
striking dark lavender stripes on a pale ground. Yellow blotch at the 
base. I've had no luck identifying the cultivar, but if anyone wants to 
take a stab at it, here's a picture:


Oakland CA

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