how to grow freesia

Freesia plants bloom best when daytime temperatures are around 60-70 F. (16-21 C.) and nighttime temperatures stay around 45-55 F. (7-13 C.). However, freesia plants cannot tolerate any frost and will die if exposed to periods below 25 F. (-4 C.).

Read more at Gardening Know How: Caring For Freesias: Guide To Freesia Care In The Garden https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/freesia/caring-for-freesias-in-gardens.htm
Freesia plants bloom best when daytime temperatures are around 60-70 F. (16-21 C.) and nighttime temperatures stay around 45-55 F. (7-13 C.). However, freesia plants cannot tolerate any frost and will die if exposed to periods below 25 F. (-4 C.).

Read more at Gardening Know How: Caring For Freesias: Guide To Freesia Care In The Garden https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/freesia/caring-for-freesias-in-gardens.htm

Freesias are graceful, fragrant flowers grown from bulbs. Freesias make a gorgeous addition to flower arrangements, and most people grow them for the purpose of cutting them for display. Freesias may be grown either in the ground or in a pot, and they'll bloom about 12 weeks after planting. Once freesias open their blooms they'll stay in flower for months on end.

 

time to sow: ideally freesia bulbs would be sold in the fall with the stipulation they have to be used as houseplants. Pot them up in October, give them intense light, water them regularly, keep things cool (about  7 to 12˚C at night and not more than 18˚C during the day), and they’ll bloom in midwinter or early spring.

how to sow

Outdoor Beds

  1. Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3" to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available. Freesia require planting sites that drain well. These plants will not thrive in soggy soil.
  2. Site your freesia where they will receive full sun.
  3. Dig holes and plant the bulbs 2” deep and 3” apart. Position the bulbs with the pointy end facing up.
  4. After planting, water well to settle the soil around the bulbs. Roots will form in the fall. Winter will bring taller growth and flower stems will form in the spring.
  5. When in bloom, feel free to cut freesia flowers for striking bouquets and sweet fragrance.
Pots, Barrels, Tubs & Urns
  1. Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained soil. Almost any commercially available potting medium will work fine. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes; freesia bulbs must never sit in waterlogged soil or they will rot.
  2. Site your containers in full sun.
  3. Plant your freesia 2" deep and 2" apart for the most brilliant display. Position bulbs with the pointy ends up.
  4. After planting, water your containers well to settle the soil around the bulbs. Roots will form in the fall. Winter will bring taller growth and flowers will form in the spring.
  5. Enjoy your flowering containers, snipping a few flowers if you like. This won't hurt your plants.

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