Lapeirousia laxa

Written by Chris Davies. Posted in News

HPS member, Geoff Hinchliffe, donated some pots of seedlings of this plant, also known as Anomotheca, and Freesia laxa to our plant stall at the Summer Social 2018. Other members showed no signs of knowing the plants, although I believe that Sally Smith might grow them.

At present, I still have 5 of Geoff’s pots of these, @ £2/ pot of about 6 seedlings.

Geoff’s source describes them as follows:-“From a flat fan of tiny iris-like leaves arise thin stems carrying large, brilliant carmine, star-shaped flowers.These lovely flowers are very long lived and hardy in a sheltered spot and I a well-drained rockery they will self-seed and make fabulous drifts.”  

They will develop corms. The foliage grows to about 8”. They need sun, good drainage and shelter from Winter wet and cold.

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