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Freesia laxa ssp. azurea



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4th May 2013


The "blue" subspecies flowers in the early spring and is a little more fragile than the typical form. For example, I have never seen the blue form run riot through a greenhouse smothering everything in its path.

15th February 2017


This one has had a stay of execution because it is behaving itself in the greenhouse. The blue form occurs only along the coast between KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique and grows and flowers earlier in the season. It has never been caught by the frost here but I occasionally worry.

21st March 2021