Freesia question

Shmuel Silinsky via pbs
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 08:52:19 PDT
Could it be snail/slug damage when the flowers were budding? When they get
to my Clivia in the bud the resulting flowers have a similar distortion.
Some petals look half eaten, but it's hard to tell from a photo.
Shmuel Silinsky
Jerusalem, Israel
Zone 9b

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 3:30 PM Johannes-Ulrich Urban via pbs <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Can I ask for your advice and opinion on these Freesia flowers? The bulbs
> were purchased in autumn in a garden centre, they are pot grown and outside
> in the open garden. They are not protected from rain.
> Principally I am very happy with them but there are three inflorescences
> which have these deformed flowers. New flowers start deformed and do not
> open properly. The upper flowerson the picture are normal.
> What is this? A virus? Thrips? The effects of rain? Should I remove these
> bulbs in order to prevent spread to the other bulbs in the same pot? Or
> should I discard the whole pot? I definitely want to keep my collection
> healthy.
> Thank you very much for your help
> Uli
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