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Scientific Name: Freesia x hybrida
Pronunciation: FREE-zee-uh ex HIB-rih-duh
Common Name: freesia
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Leaves iris-like, narrow, sword-shaped, florets sweetly fragrant, funnel-shaped, 5-10 form on a arching, spike-like cyme, peduncle wiry, up to 45 cm tall.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa (South Africa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Floristry
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Red, Purple
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Additional Info: Require cool temperatures to flower; six tepals

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: May, Jun
Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Organ Modifications: Corms
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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