This member of the Iridaceae family was
given this name by William
Edward Gumbleton in 1896. It is found in the Cape Province
of South Africa, growing in grit and other well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs
grow to one or two centimetres, the whole plant can reach 12 to 40
centimetres in height.
This plant is my
absolute favourite among scenting flowers! They occurs in the real
early spring, and it might be called a winter grower..
Freesia is named after the German physician: F.H.T. Freese. Alba means white in Latin.