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Freesias Yellow

Freesias Yellow From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the manga, see Freesia (manga).
Freesia Yellow
Cultivated freesias yellow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Genus: Freesia
Eckl. ex Klatt
Type species
Freesia refracta
(Jacquin) Klatt

Freesias Yellow is a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866 by Chr. Fr. Echlon (1795-1868) and named after German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese (1794-1878). It is native to the eastern side of southern Africa, from Kenya south to South Africa, most species being found in Cape Provinces.[1] Species of the former genus Anomatheca are now included in Freesia.[1] The plants commonly known as “freesias”, with fragrant funnel-shaped flowers, are cultivated hybrids of a number of Freesias Yellow species. Some other species are also grown as ornamental plants.


They are herbaceous plants which grow from a conical corm 1–2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10–30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10–40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of flowers with six tepals. Many species have fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers, although those formerly placed in the genus Anomatheca, such as F. laxa, have flat flowers.

Freesias Yellow are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Large Yellow Underwing.[citation needed]


The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795–1876), a German physician.[2]

  1. Freesia andersoniae L.Bolus – the Cape Provinces, Free State
  2. Freesia caryophyllacea (Burm.f.) N.E.Br. (syn. F. elimensis L.Bolus, F. parva N.E.Br., F. xanthospila (DC.) Klatt) – Heuningrug region in the Cape Provinces
  3. Freesia corymbosa (Burm.f.) N.E.Br. (syn. F. armstrongii W.Watson, F. brevis N.E.Br.) – the Cape Provinces
  4. Freesia fergusoniae L.Bolus – the Cape Provinces
  5. Freesia fucata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt – Hoeks River Valley in the Cape Provinces
  6. Freesia grandiflora (Baker) Klatt – Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, northeastern South Africa
  7. Freesia laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning (syn. F. cruenta (Lindl.) Klatt) – from Rwanda + Kenya south to the Cape Provinces; naturalized in Madeira, Mauritius, Réunion, Australia, Florida, Argentina
  8. Freesia leichtlinii Klatt (syn. F. middlemostii F.Barker, F. muirii N.E.Br.) – the Cape Provinces; naturalized in Corsica, California, Florida, Argentina
  9. Freesia marginata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt – the Cape Provinces
  10. Freesia occidentalis L.Bolus (syn. F. framesii L.Bolus) – the Cape Provinces
  11. Freesia praecox J.C.Manning & Goldblatt – the Cape Provinces
  12. Freesia refracta (Jacq.) Klatt (syn. F. hurlingii L.Bolus) – the Cape Provinces; naturalized in France, Canary Islands, Madeira, Bermuda, St. Helena
  13. Freesia sparrmanii (Thunb.) N.E.Br. – Langeberg in the Cape Provinces
  14. Freesia speciosa L.Bolus (syn. F. flava (E.Phillips & N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.) – the Cape Provinces
  15. Freesia verrucosa (B.Vogel) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning (syn. F. juncea (Pourr.) Klatt) – the Cape Provinces
  16. Freesia viridis (Aiton) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning – Namibia, the Cape Provinces

Species of the former genus Anomatheca are now included in Freesia:[1]

Cultivation and uses[edit]

The plants usually called “freesias” are derived from crosses made in the 19th century between F. refracta and F. leichtlinii. Numerous cultivars have been bred from these species and the pink- and yellow-flowered forms of F. corymbosa. Modern tetraploid cultivars have flowers ranging from white to Freesias Yellow, pink, red and blue-mauve. They are mostly cultivated professionally in the Netherlands by about 80 growers.[3] Freesias can be readily increased from seed. Due to their specific and pleasing scent, they are often used in hand creams, shampoos, candles, etc.[citation needed], however, the flowers are mainly used in wedding bouquets.

They can be planted in the fall in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-10 (i.e. where the temperature does not fall below about −7 °C (20 °F)), and in the spring in Zones 4-8.[4]

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Cream, Lilac, Mixed, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow


Cream, Lilac, Mixed, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow

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Anniversary, Birthday, Get Well Soon, Mothers Day, Thank You, With Compliments


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