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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Anomatheca cruenta Anomatheca laxa
Lapeirousia cruenta Lapeirousia laxa
Freesia are cormous deciduous perennials with erect, linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves and upright stems bearing terminal racemes of slender-tubed, salver-shaped or trumpet-shaped flowers that are usually scented
F. laxa is a slender perennial growing from a small corm, with erect, sword-like leaves and, in early summer, sprays of salmon-red flowers with darker spots on the lower 3 petals
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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Time to ultimate height
Plant corms in spring 5cm deep (2in) in full light. In the growing season, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. When dormant, the corms need to be kept completely dry
Propagate by seed at 13-16°C (55-61°F) in spring. Can also be propagated by division in spring and the seedlings should flower after two years
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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