Classic Freesia Mix

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. More
50 corms 229034-50 £7.95 Delivery late February
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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. A classic highly perfumed, zingy coloured jumble including white, yellow, red, pink and mauve freesias.

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, and will flower 3-4 months from planting.

They can be planted 5-6 corms to a 1L pot, or straight out into the garden

Genus Freesia
Type Half-Hardy Annual Corm
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spacing Plant 5 bulbs in an 11cm/4in pot, or plant straight in the ground in the garden or greenhouse.
Care Tips If planted in good quality soil they won't need feeding. 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.
Flowering July - September, 3-4 months from planting to flowering
Vase Life Last nearly 3 weeks. Remove blooms below the waterline. Keep away from sources of ethylene.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow freesias

Tips and tricks for successful planting and cultivation of this beautiful plant with a gorgeous fragrant flower.    

Why you should choose 'prepared' freesia corms

So-called “prepared corms” mimic what they would find in their native Cape in South Africa and ensures good growing and flowering.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Gary

I followed the instructions exactly and all of the bulbs flourished and gave me a lovely show. I have taken bunkers from the bulbs and kept them in a warm environment and aspire to grow an autumn starting crop

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

good strong corms that grew into good strong stemmed plants that flowered well

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Lynn

out of the 50 freesia probably only 6 came up, so I was disappointed

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Christine

Very few produced any flowers

No luck again

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Reviewed 27th April 2018 by Anne

I don't seem to be able to get my freesias to grow at all. I planted all these in pots (instead of ground which failed last year) and only one shoot has come up. It is a year on from purchase and I am really disappointed I don't seem to have had any luck again. No sign of anything at all. I planted them correctly as per instructions in the appropriate compost. My tulips I bought however are stunning so I guess I have one success this year.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

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Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you have had poor results from the freesias. We do find that freesias can take up to 100-120 days to flower and need a long warm spell to start them off so it may be that the weather last summer did not help. If you would like to try a replacement pack then we will of course send you one so that you can try again. We have made a note on your account and if you contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 we will arrange for this to be sent out to you or alternatively, if you prefer, we can arrange for the pack to be refunded."

Posted 28th April 2018

Survived the frosts!

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Reviewed 21st April 2017 by Corinna Robertson

I completely neglected these last year and planted them very late. They didn't do anything for a while and then came up just in time for the first frosts in 2016. I assumed that was the end of them but now (April) they have flower buds on!

Not one bulb flowered

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Reviewed 4th May 2016 by Liz Leyden

Last year I split these corms between my Mum's garden and my own, about 50 miles apart. In both gardens I planted five corms a week apart starting in late May after the frosts stopped. Not one of them flowered, and when eventually I dug them up in September, all the corms looked exactly as they did when they arrived. Not one sign of growth on any of them. We had a cool summer last year, but maybe they just don't work in Scotland anyway? (?)

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that the classic freesia mix failed to grow at all. Freesias do thrive in the heat but these corms should be happy growing in the UK climate. Please do let our customer service team know and we can either replace them or arrange for a full refund to be issued to you. If you would like further advice about growing freesias please contact our horticultural adviser at plantadvice@sarahraven.com

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Posted 22nd June 2016