Hello Rhoda,, Same experience here, if there is rain in the summer F. laxa stays green until early July; in cooler regions it might even become a summer grower. The white form is incrusted everywhere, some have a red blotch ('Jean Evans') and some are pure white. The blue form is not very vigorous. Greetings Lauw de Jager South of France http://www.bulb'argence.com/ -----Original Message----- We have a large population of Freesia laxa in our nursery which is self seeding and comes up all over - almost a weed!. This population consists of equal proportion of red and white flowers.