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Flowering Grass

Freesia laxa

Also known as

False Freesia

Freesia laxa by Peter Warren (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

1cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Flowering Grass

A Freesia laxa plant in a garden with green leaves and red flowers
A close up of two red Freesia laxa flowers
A close up of some red Freesia laxa flowers in a hand
A hand holding some green Freesia laxa buds
A photo of Flowering Grass

Flowering Grass Overview

Freesia laxa is a slim, cormous, perennial species in the iris family, Iridaceae. It produces grass-like foliage and attractive sprays of pink-red blooms. These appear in the summer and have 6 petals, the lower 3 marked with darker colouring at the petal bases. This plant is commonly known by the name flowering grass and it is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celcius. Winner of a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, this species grows best in full sun, in well-draining soil, on the acidic side of the pH scale.

How to propagate Flowering Grass

Seed

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features of Flowering Grass

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Flowering Grass

Grown for their flowers.

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