Freesia (Anomatheca) viridis
This small bulb grows well at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. It is weedy, but the flowers are charming. It will be interesting to hybridize it with other freesias.
Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 15, 2006)
Here is my Freesia viridis (Goldblatt & Manning, 1995) just blooming today. Last year I missed the flowers as thery are really mimetic and fugitive. The bulbs have flowered just 2 years from sowing. Mine are scentless but the authors of 'Cape Bulbs' says that clove scented clones exist. Maybe they scent in the night. I grow the bulbs in clay pot in an unheated greenhouse, where I can hold 0°C min. all night long. Summer dry rest.
Paul Tyerman (Aug 22, 2001)