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Freesia

Common Name(s):

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FREE-see-ah
Description

Good cut flower; single and double flowering cultivars; prefers well-drained soil

Plant corms 5 in. (12.5 cm) deep spaced 4 in. (10cm) apart.  Plants are injured below 25 degrees F (-2 degrees C).

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#cut flowers#summer flowers#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#cut flowers#summer flowers#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Freesia
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Kenya to South Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Store corms or containers dry at 77-86 degrees F (25-30 degrees C).
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Description:
    Both single and double flowering cultivars exist; good cut flower
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden