Freesia - Double Blooming Red

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The exotic blooms of freesias are well known for the delightfully sweet fragrance. Freesias are available in a wide variety of bold, single or double blooms that appear on leafless, arching, wiry stems.

About this Variety

These freesias produce double blooms. They are widely available at retail nurseries and mail-order catalogs in mixed colors but not single colors. Freesias are unique and create striking displays in the garden.

Highlights

  • Florist favorites
  • Long-lasting cut flowers
  • Grows well in containers, borders, rock gardens & mass plantings
  • Wide range of bold colors
  • Delightfully sweet fragrance

Exposure:

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooms:

Late Winter to Early Spring

Height:

Grows 12-18" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 2-3" apart, 1-2" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 9-10. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Before planting, soak the corms in lukewarm water 3-4 hours to jump start development.

Dig a hole to the required depth. Place corm in hole with the 'claws' pointing downward. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates. In USDA zones 8 and below, freesia will not survive the winter and should be dug up if you wish to overwinter them.

Care Tip

Freesias look best planted in groups. Plant approximately 15 bulbs per square foot.Extend the blooming season in a cut garden by planting a few corms bi-weekly since they bloom 10-12 weeks after planting. Freesia can also be grown in pots indoors.

 

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