Normally found as cut flowers in the florist’s shop, freesias are easy to grow from dry corms and provide a long-lasting display. The funnel-shaped flowers are often highly fragrant and are available in a range of colors, such as red, orange, pink, white, blue, lilac, arid yellow. The long, thin, lance shaped leaves are bright green and arranged in a flat fan shape. Freesias originate from South Africa.
Size: Height to 18 in. (45 cm).
Light: Mainly indirect sunlight, with some direct sunlight.
Temperature: Keep cool; maximum 65°F (18°C).
Moisture: Keep moist until flowering has finished, then gradually reduce to dry the corms for winter storage.
Feeding: Standard liquid fertilizer every week once buds appear. Propagation and special needs as for Crocus.