Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans'
|Opening seedheads reveal shiny dark-red seeds (early May) |
Cormous flowering plant native to summer rainfall areas in southern and eastern Africa. Goes dormant after blooming, and requires relatively dry soil during dormancy. The flowers are much smaller than those of modern freesia hybrids, but no less pretty. Cultivars with different colors, from red to purple to white, have been developed; the 'Joan Evans' variety, a pretty white with red markings on its lower petals, comes true from seed.
||white with red markings (late spring-summer)
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: waterfall pondside, back fence border, left fence border, right-fence nursery area, foundation border, front fence nursery area
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans'
- Seed for 'Joan Evans' from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 14-27d)
- Seed for 'Joan Evans' from '19 garden. Baggy 70F with light (95%G, 16-32d)
Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange (unnamed). Baggy 70F (88%G, 19-29d)
- Seed for 'Joan Evans' from '20 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 19-24d)
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January 03, 2021