Classic Freesia Mix
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Tender Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- June - July from early spring plantings, August - September from later plantings (3-4 months from planting to flowering)
- 45cm (18in)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- Plant 5 bulbs in an 11cm/4in pot, or plant straight in the ground in the garden or greenhouse.
- Our prepared freesia corms can be planted in autumn for flowering inside from January to April or from March (in a greenhouse) or April-July (outside). Plant 5cm deep and 5-8 cm apart with the pointed end facing up.
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
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Prepared corms usually flower 100-120 days from planting. They can be lifted and kept dry and frost free over winter for reusing in spring but flowering may not be as reliable.