Freesias have a very pleasant fresh sweet fragrance and are excellent cutflowers. They indeed provide some of Mother Nature's best aromatheraphy. Pick them when the first couple of flowers in the spray are open. Each stem will produce 5-10 trumpet-shaped flowers along the topside of the slightly arching stalk. The foliage is grassy, long and slender.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to dappled or partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Usually mixed: pink, red, yellow, orange, white & lavender.

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

12-16 in / 30-40 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, flower beds and for cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

Usually sold as 'Mixed Colors', occasionally sold by color (unnamed) in either single- or double-flowered.

About the Family

Freesia Family

Native to South Africa. The species was named after German physician Friedrich Freese (1795-1876).

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