Freesia x kewensis 'White'

The scent is gorgeous in this white freesia, and it looks stunning growing with, or in a bunch with the other colours. More
25 corms, for autumn planting 261429-25 £4.95 Now £2.47 In stock
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50 corms, for autumn planting 261429-50 £8.50 Now £4.25 In stock
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The scent is gorgeous in this white freesia, and it looks stunning growing with, or in a bunch with the other colours.

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 White
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 June - July from early spring plantings, August - September from later plantings (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

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Freesia x kewensis 'White' reviews

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Jonathan

Out of 50 corns I had none germinate. I planted in the recommended soil etc. Hmmmm

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Freesia White and have refunded you for the corms"

Posted 14th August 2019

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

I have had these before and been pleased but this year had problems. Firstly the order of 25 only contained 18. When I contacted company they kindly sent me another bag of 25. Planting the 18 and the 25 I only had about 6 bulbs actually produce anything. A great disappointment.. Dont think I will go for them or recommend to others for a while. I'd be interested to know if it was just me? As I say, I have had good success before.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fenella

These turned out to be yellow so very disappointed as my garden is mostly green and white

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jonathan

Out of 50 corns I had none germinate. I planted in the recommended soil etc. Hmmmm

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Ed Caroline Cooper

Del n ease of ordering, etc all great but freesias were very hit n miss, maybe my fault, but normally v green fingered, hence won't be buying any more freesias, all other bits have been usual fab show

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Reviewed 17th November 2018 by Rosie

Not one white Fresia grew. Very disappointed

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Kate

They did not come up at all, non of them.....sorry

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Margaret

I don’t know if it was the growing conditions or the corms but only 3 of 50 appeared.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Cathy

Unfortunately none of these came up.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Stephen

One star because one fressia bulb flowered. Actually two flowered however the second was yellow.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Freesia's and have refunded you for them."

Posted 15th November 2018

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jean

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jane

I’ve loved all the plants and seeds I’ve bought, just a few glitches with orders stops me giving 5 stars

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Peter

Not one of these bulbs nor the 3 large lilies i purchased flowered. The frescia didn't appear. The lilies sent a good amount of leaves out then stopped. The other gladiolii bulbs i bought from Wilkinsons flowered perfectly. From now on i shall use Wilkinsons as they are far cheaper and actually flower!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"We are sorry to hear that your freesias did not flower, these are tricky to grow as they require long hot spells in order to grow. With regard to the Crinum on your order, we would advise that they do need a lot water and this is likely to be the reason that they only produced leaves. Please be advised we have refunded you for the freesias as they did not grow."

Posted 15th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Rebecca

Not had much success with these unfortunately. But in fairness it was my first attempt at freesias and a very hot, dry summer - so suspect it’s my own fault and that I under estimated their watering needs.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

only 3 freesia came up, disappointing.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"I am sorry you were disappointed with the Freesias. These can be quite tricky to grow as they require long extended periods of warm weather as they are native to South Africa. We have refunded you in line with our plant gurantee."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Hazel

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Gaynor

the freesia were very good

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Jill

Freesia corms looked healthy, and produced lovely white flowers that gave off a wonderful fragrance.