Plant ID forum: Freesia laxa

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 13, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Help, my memory is failing me! I know I got a couple of these lilly-looking plants many years ago at a nursery no longer around. The flower and the plant shown below What is it?.


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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
Apr 13, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Could it be Crimson Flag (Hesperantha coccinea 'Oregon Sunset')
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 13, 2015 3:01 PM CST
It does look like Hesperantha coccinea:

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Hesperan...

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Hesperantha+cocci...

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JRsbugs
Apr 13, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Freesia laxa is more likely.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 13, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Oh Janet, you are so good! Hurray! Hurray! Painted Petals (Freesia laxa)
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 13, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Okay, that must be the right one! I googled Freesia laxa and it does look pretty much the same! I also found that some call it Painted Petals and I think that's what the name the nursery had. Thanks, Janet!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 13, 2015 6:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Thumbs up

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