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.