Freesia flowers are ““zygomorphic”” which just means that they grow along one side of the stem. This causes the upper portion of the stem to grow almost parallel with the ground. The flowers bloom along the top side of the stalk, which makes them lovely to look down into in a garden setting and ideal for arrangements. When in bloom, feel free to cut freesia flowers for bouquets. This will not hurt the plants and having scented blooms to bring indoors is one of the best reasons to grow freesia.
Here in Southern California freesias will multiply and re-bloom with even more plants and flowers next year. After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year's show. Later in the summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. Foliage may be removed at this point. Your freesia will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.
full sun to part sun
Feeding and Watering:
Water as needed.
Flowers come as both single and doubles, colors are beautiful and clear white, yellow, lavender,, pink, purple every color except green.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Container or ground?
You can leave your freesias in the pot or replant them into the ground.
None especially, Virus can cause yellow foliage and death.
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.