Plant Now: Freesias

freesias white and orange
freesia whiteBlooming FreesiaFor pretty blooms and exquisite scent, plant freesia corms now. These late winter or early spring flowers pay great dividends. Plant them once and they will reappear year after year, and they’ll expand each year too.

Plant corms 5cm deep and 8-10cm apart in a well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Blooms appear 110-120 days after corms are planted. Stagger planting times for a longer flowering season, but don’t plant out too late – flowering during longer days reduces the number of flowers per raceme as well as the number of lateral flower stems. Optimum soil temperature for flower initiation is 12-15degC.


  1. Freesia flower is easy to grow indoors, beautiful, and intoxicatingly fragrant. These are really pretty blooms….very beautiful. I simply love the beauty of nature, its incredible.

  2. Laloofah sent me over, telling me I would enjoy your blog. And how right she is. Here in Australia I am currently indulging in an orgy of weeding and soil preparation for the spring. We have purchased over 800 bulbs – daffodils, tulips, freesias, hyacinths… and are really looking forward to the explosion of scent and colour to come.

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