25 corms, for autumn planting 229033-25 £4.95 In stock
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A beautiful deep red freesia. I love the scent of sweet peas, jasmine, daphnes, lilies and honeysuckle, but the perfume of freesias, for me, reigns supreme.

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.

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Genus Freesia
Group/Species x kewensis
Variety Red
Type Half-Hardy Annual Corm
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing Plant 5 bulbs in an 11cm (4in) pot, or plant straight in the ground in the garden or greenhouse.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting For autumn planting: our corms can be planted from September to November. Place outside while temperatures are still between 10-17°C and move indoors – e.g. a living room or conservatory – by mid-November as they will not survive temperatures below 3-5°C. For spring planting: Plant them in March (in a greenhouse) or outside in April but only after all risk of frost has passed. Planting later than mid-May is not recommended as temperatures may be too high. For autumn and spring planted corms, keep well-watered and provide support with a triangle or square of canes to keep the foliage and flowering stems upright as they grow. Apply a small dose of liquid feed when the plants are 5cm (2in) tall. Discard or compost bulbs after flowering.
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. If planted in good quality soil they won't need feeding.
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.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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.

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