Freesia leichtlinii

Freesia leichtlinii Freesia leichtlinii

The original and most fragrant Freesia species (endemic to South Africa) from which the breeding of Freesias first began. Later breeding caused much of the fragrance of the wild species to be lost. Freesia leichtlinii is an attractive, vigorous, flowering bulb, with wonderfully strong-scented, pale yellow 1” flowers and bright yellow markings on the three lower petals. Blooming in March, the reverse side of the petals are lightly flushed with purple. Freesias love our costal climate. Deciduous during our dry Summers.  Needs water only during growth and flowering. To 8” tall and spreading in width over time.

Sun/Pt.Shade
Perennial Bulb

Avg./No Summer Water
USDA zones 9-11