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If you don’t have a particular colour scheme in mind - go for a mix of all of these freesias and get the best of all worlds. The scent is best in the white and yellow forms, but the colour is wonderful in the red, mauve and pinks.
I adore freesias – I love the scent, the arching stems, and that either growing or cut, each stem lasts nearly three weeks, looking and smelling delicious. I’ve tried growing them several times and found that inside – in the greenhouse – they flowered best. However, with these new varieties, which have been bred especially and cold and heat treated, they flower brilliantly in the garden.
Our freesias are first class, top size, fresh healthy corms which have been stored through the winter at the right humidity (80%) and at 28°C. (Most garden centres cannot provide this which is why – in my experience – freesias often struggle). They need planting in March (in a greenhouse) or April (outside), once temperatures reach more than 5°C.
|Soil Type:||Most soil types, with moisture and good drainage. If planted in good quality soil they won't need feeding.||Site:||Full sun||Height:||Up to 40cm||Spacing:||Plant 5 bulbs in an 11cm/4in pot, or plant straight in the ground in the garden or greenhouse.||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground. For more useful tips, read our how to grow freesias guide.||Flowers:||❀ July - September, 3-4 months from planting to flowering||For the vase:||Last nearly 3 weeks. Remove blooms below the waterline. Keep away from sources of ethylene.|