Freesia laxa

Freesia laxa

Flowering grass

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Freesia laxa
  • Common name: Flowering grass
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to many countries in Africa, Freesia laxa is smaller than the more widely grown Freesia grandiflora, with a smaller flower, growing above grass-like foliage. It thrives in well-drained soil with low fertility. While it’s best growing in partial shade, it can take more sun in cooler regions.

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Grow Freesia laxa in well-drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Corms need to be kept completely dry when dormant – it’s therefore best to dig them up for overwintering undercover, or grow in a container, which you can easily move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Freesia laxa

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Freesia laxa and wildlife

Freesia laxa has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Freesia laxa poisonous?

Freesia laxa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People