Popular biennial flower for cutting. Seed raised Freesias are free of virus diseases. Profusely flowering with a strong fragrance.
Long lasting cut flowers.
Grows well in medium to heavy, humus rich soils.
Freesia is an excellent plant for forcing or greenhouse culture where not hardy. They are beautiful in beds, containers and cutting gardens. If corms are planted at intervals, successions of blooms will grace the garden for cutting. Expect flowers to appear about 10 to 12 weeks after planting.
Freesia prefer slightly acid, organic-rich soil with ample drainage.
They prefer sunny to partly sunny locations and look best when grown in masses. These plants do not tolerate very cold or hot conditions.
Plant them in the spring in temperate zones and the fall in sub-tropical and tropical areas.
Cut or remove the flower stalk and leave the remaining foliage to replenish the corm for next season’s blooms.
The corms should be lifted and stored in areas where with freezing winters. They may also be lifted and stored in the summer in areas with where temperatures are hot and really moist.
Information source: www.Learn2Grow.com
Genus - Freesia
Species - Hybrida
Common name - Freesia Super Mix
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,35 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Plant type - Biennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - medium to heavy, humus
Water requirements - Average, well drained
Landscape uses - Beds, containers and cutting gardens
Bloom season - February - May
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Mixed
Sow in pots or dishes inside from April to June.
Keep evenly moist and warm.
After germination put 2 seedlings in pots and grow in in a warm, sheltered location.
In autumn grow under glass at a temperature of about +10C.
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