Freesias are an old fashioned favourite. A perfumed beauty that is available in Winter and Spring. Freesias come in a variety of colours from white, yellow, mauve, hot pink, dark purple, cream, and burnt orange just to name a few! You can’t go past their distinctive perfume, it is just divine!
Freesias are delicate little flowers with multiple blooms on a thin single stem. They can be found in a lot of gardens during Spring and often grow wild in open areas. The white Freesia has a more subdued fragrance, whereas the yellow, pink and red flowers have a strong perfume.
The scent of Freesias is commonly used in cosmetics, soaps, and scented candles. The Freesia scent is thought to relieve stress and promote relaxation, much like the scent of Lavender.
Freesias would be perfect in a bouquet with Hyacinth, tulips and Jonquils for a fragrance overload! Freesias are a popular gift because of their beautiful perfume. They last up to 10 days in a vase if you change the water and trim the stems regularly.
Freesia bulbs can be grown in pots, window boxes or in the garden. The soil must be well-draining and it Freesias must be planted in a position where they get full sun for the strongest stems and best flower production. Plant Freesia bulbs in Autumn , the roots will start to form and you will get beautiful, strong , sweet smelling Freesias in Spring!