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FreesiaThe long-lasting blooms of freesias blooms give off a delightful, fresh fragrance that easily perfumes an entire room, making freesias perfect for cut bouquets. Freesia makes delightful border flowers and container-grown bulbs.

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Most Popular Colors: Light blue, white, pink.

Blooming Season: Late spring to early summer.

Soil Preferences: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

Climate Preferences: Freesias should be lifted in climates with freezing winters.

Sun Exposure: Partial to full sun.

Landscaping Tips: Because freesia flowers grow on the sides of the stems, the flowers are visible from any angle! Plant freesia in clumps or borders.

Planting: Find a sunny spot - freesias prefer areas where the sun shines for 8 to 10 hours per day. Plant 1 1/2 to 3 inches deep and at least 3 inches apart.


  • Consider fertilizing the plants when they are 6 inches tall. While the freesias are actively growing, water once per week, but don't flood the soil.
  • When planted in the fall, freesias will bloom in the spring, with flowers lasting for up to four weeks.
  • When the plants have finished blooming, allow the foliage to die down naturally.

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