In this article, we will learn the tips for growing freesia in the warm climate. In the hot climate freesia is the most heat tolerant flowering bulbs. But if you are new in the flowering bulbs then close your eyes, sit aside and watch them blooming in a few months’ time. It is as easy as it can be. No matter what you do or you don’t do it will not fail to bloom. Here is the list that why freesia is on the top of other spring flowering bulbs.
Freesia perennial. Yes, unlike tulips and hyacinth. It will naturalize in warm climate zone 9 and greater.
- One of the most fragrant flowers in the world in the spring season. Definitely, it is the most fragrant flower in the world. The spicy fragrance wafts through the air. The whole yard will be filled with a few plants of freesia.
- This flower is very heat tolerant, unlike another flowering bulb, which star withering upon arrival of summer heat, freesia will continue blooming and take the heat.
- You always have to plant new freesia plants every year because last year freesia plants get offset.
- You can grow the freesia plant in the container as well.
- The beautiful color combination is also there.
From the family of Iridaceae freesia is a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants. Chistian Friedrich Ecklon described freesia as a genus first in 1866 and named after the German Botanist and medical Practitioner, Frienrich Freese.
Freesia Flower bulbs
Growing freesia flower is very simple. Prepare fertilizer soil with the potting mix. Water the soil thoroughly and let the water absorbed. Bulb planting is the next step. Always try to choose a healthy bulb, fat, and firm. If there are some offsets or child bulb attached then do not remove them, they will be a flower next year. In the fall plant them in well-drained soil.
In Asia, we plant them in late October and November. Leave them in the partial shade or full sun but not in the full shade. They will flower in full shade but the flowering capacity will reduce ultimately. Until you see green shots appearing do not water them again., Always remember that water the flowering bulbs as less as possible until the heat arrives.
Full double freesia bulbs have often less fragrance. The new hybrid varieties have less fragrance although the bloom size of the flower is large. So, try to go for the semi-double which have more fragrance.
- Orange freesia
- Pink freesia
- Red freesia
- White freesia flower
- Yellow freesia flower
- Purple Freesia Flower
- Blue Freesia Flower
Growing Freesia from Seed
Yes, freesia can be grown from the seed as well. The seeds are sown in fall in the garden and flower in spring season also known as freesia spring flowers. Here in Asia seed sown in October and November should flower in March and April. Freesia flower is very easy to grow from seed as well.
Keep it in the soil after the freesia gets flowered. Let the leaves get yellow and then shared all its leaves after it will go dormant in summer. You can keep it in the soil or you can dig them from the soil, wrap in paper and place somewhere cool and dry. They can survive in the room temperature if the temperature is not very hot.