Ferraria - Freesia
Plant names highlighted in green have images attached, click to view.
Ferraria divaricata £4
Ferrarias have weird crinkled flowers with six more or less equal teplas, superficially unlike any other irids. They’re all from winter rainfall South Africa. This species has proved remarkably hardy for us, grown in very gritty compost but without heat – we lose the commoner F. crispa like that. Flowers are yellowy brown in this species. A few spares only. Image used with the kind permission of Diane Chapman of Telos Rare Bulbs.
Filipendula palmata dwarf form £4
Short and neat, only 15cm high, with frothy pink flowers over a long season. Summer moisture is important.
Freesia lactea (=alba) £4
Winter growing corm with plenty of white flowers marked yellow and purple. What a powerful fragrance! It’s the right fragrance too, the sweet delicious one, not the peppery scent of some cut freesias you buy. Dry summer dormancy; sun, shelter - perfect for a pot.
Freesia (Anomatheca) laxa / grandiflora hybrids, pink £4
Larger flowered than the familiar laxa, taller too, in a deep pink. Best in a pot almost frost free. At its best, a real attention grabber.
Freesia (Anomatheca) viridis £3.75
The green flowers, like little skeletal hands grasping at you, would suit a horror film. Winter growing, tenderish small corm for a pot.
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