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Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Freesias

How to grow Freesias, How to care for Freesias


An essential component of many bouquets thanks to their long vase life (over 3 weeks), Freesias are striking beauties that also deserve a spot outdoors. Visually stunning with their abundant clusters of brightly colored flowers on gently arching stalks, they are also intensely fragrant. Native to South Africa, these tender cormous perennials, often grown as annuals, require minimal maintenance, are virtually disease-free and pest-free, deer and rabbit resistant, and will multiply to form generous clumps over time. No doubt these charming little flowers will capture your heart!

1. Select The Right Site

  • Freesias grow best in full sun or light shade, in moist, well-drained soils.
  • Freesias are tender perennials, winter hardy in growing zones 9-10 and grown as annuals elsewhere. Not sure about your growing zone? Check here.
  • Freesias grow best with cool daytime temperatures (60-70°F or 15-21°C) and slightly cooler nights. They may not bloom if temperatures rise over 70°F (21°C)

Guide Information

Hardiness 9 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Freesia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 9 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Freesia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
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