more info on Freesia laxa on BX 298

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:55:49 PST

Here are some photos for the Freesia laxa offered in BX 298. The photos have some info with them.

Corms on 1 cm grid…

(I'll eventually get it to the wiki)

Seeds on 1 cm grid, with seed pod…

Closeup of one Freesia laxa flower showing the dark purple blotches…

Freesia laxa growing in a Hippeastrum pot…
These did not "weed" themselves here; I planted their seeds intentionally (although not a smart idea.)

One with four blotches:…
My theory of the first to bloom on a stem having 4, then the rest 3, was fine until one stalk disproved it.

It was suggested a few weeks ago that Freesia laxa might be good for hybridizing because they flower so soon from seed. 

- Gastil
Santa Barbara, California

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