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Freesia refracta

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 11909

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Freesia refracta is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: ~frag. CREAM, ORANGE marks - veins, in spring
Fruit: (sow in autumn)
Foliage: linear lvs. to 30x1cm.
Height, in meters: 0.45
Height, in feet: 1.48
Freesia refracta seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Freesia refracta:
Gladiolus refractus, 

Freesia refracta is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
443:  Iridaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.

Happier and Healthier Plants, Naturally

plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.

Germination guide for Freesia refracta

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Freesia refracta seeds will usually germinate in 25-30 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Freesia refracta seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Freesia refracta seeds for 24 hours before sowing 6mm deep in an acidic, water retentive and free draining seed compost. Keep humid at around 20°C. Good ventilation helps prevent fungal infection, but also dries the seed compost.

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