Freesia alba / White Freesia / Scented / Spring Flowering Bulbs / 6 Bulbs

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Freesia alba / White Freesia / Scented / Spring Flowering Bulbs / 6 Bulbs

A heritage white Freesia, originally from the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa, with narrow leaves and fabulously scented flowers in spring, from March to May.  These are smaller plants than the modern Freesia hybrids, growing to a height of about 30cm.  They are great for warm sunny gardens, pot plants and as a houseplant in winter/spring. These are good cut flowers.


Autumn planted Freesias can be planted outdoors in the warmest UK or Mediterranean gardens, in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  Otherwise plant in pots and bring indoors over winter for flowering in early spring.  
In pots, plant 6 bulbs into a 15cm pot.  

 

Pack of 6 bulbs (coms).  Plant in September to November/December, earlier outdoors and up to December indoors.  Bulbs can be planted in spring for flowering later in the year. These are good-sized nursery-raised bulbs which flower in the first season.  Planting instructions are included.  

 

Sold out autumn 2017.  


Hardiness Half hardy deciduous bulbous perennial
Flowers March to May
Height 25 - 30cm
Spread 10 - 15cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil, protected from frosts
Plant

Plant outdoors in warmest UK and Mediterranean gardens from September to October/November 5cm deep (with the tips just below the surface) and 10cm apart when the soil is frost-free.  For indoors, plant in pots from September to December with 6 bulbs into a 15cm pot.  Use a gritty (eg 1/3rd grit) fertile compost.  Plant bulbs a week apart for a longer period of flowering in spring.  Keep the pots somewhere cool and shaded for 3-4 weeks until the bulbs start to grow, then bring them indoors onto a sunny windowsill for flowering from early spring.  Or plant the bulbs in spring for flowering later in the year.

Grow

Remove dead flower stalks.  Let the leaves die down after flowering and remove when they have browned.  Lift and divide the bulbs in the summer when they should be left to dry somewhere warm, such as a warm windowsill or greenhouse before planting again from early autumn.