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 £9.95 Delivery late February
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Gift Set: 50 corms, in a hessian sack 480100 £14.95 Delivery late February
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100 corms 229034-100 £17.95 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

If you'd like to give this as a gift, we will send it out in our lovely Sarah Raven hessian sack, tied with ribbon.

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

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
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
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.

How to plant and grow freesias

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

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

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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