Freesia laxa, a dainty little bulb, loves a lightly shaded spot in the garden. It normally flowers in late summer or early autumn. The red or pink flowers are very attractive on a rockery.
It is dormant for a short period in summer, but the bulbs can be left in the soil. Split the bulbs every 3 years (when dormant).
Only 2 Freesias occur in the summer rainfall area of South Africa, namely Freesia laxa and Freesia grandiflora.
The one that occurs on the Highveld is red or pink, but blue and white varietes also occurr in other parts of the country,