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Freesia leichtlinii

Freesia leichtlinii
Freesia leichtlinii
Freesia leichtlinii
Blooming in mid-March 2021, a few weeks after the deep freeze did in many of its neighbors in the rock garden

Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers creamy white
Size 3-10"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Small bulbous species native to coastal South Africa, where it grows in sandy soils. It has sword-shaped leaves similar to those of other freesias, and its creamy white, fragrant flowers are distinguished by yellow markings and purple-tinged reverses. Summer-dormant.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: Houston rock garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (83%G, 11-35d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 12-21d)

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