Freesia hybrida 'Single Mixed' / Spring Flowering Bulbs / 25 Bulbs

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Freesia hybrida 'Single Mixed' / Spring Flowering Bulbs / 25 Bulbs

A mix of scented Freesias, originally from the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa, with narrow leaves and a mix of trumpet shaped single flowers in spring, from March to May.  Plants grow to a height of about 45cm and are great for warm sunny gardens and as a houseplant in winter/spring.  These are good cut flowers.


Autumn planted Freesias can be planted outdoors in warmer gardens, in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  Or planted in pots and brought indoors for flowering in early spring.  P
lant 6 bulbs into a 15cm pot. 


Pack of 25 bulbs.  Plant in September to November/December, earlier outdoors and up to December indoors.  These are good-sized nursery-raised bulbs which flower in the first season. Planting instructions are printed on the packet.

 Autumn 2017 - sold out,


Hardiness Half hardy deciduous bulbous perennial
Flowers March to May
Height 45cm
Spread 10 - 15cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil, protected from frosts
Plant

Plant outdoors in warmer 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.

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.