Bright red, or occasionally pink flowers, appear over long narrow rigid leaves on this diminutive gem. Native to the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa, this plant will do best in the best-drained, sunniest part of your garden. If you have no such space, you could try it in a pot of gritty compost for display in your greenhouse or conservatory where it can be better admired.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.
Common name:Flame Freesia
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial
Packet Content:12 (Approx)