Freesia (Red) - Bulbs
Description for Freesia (Red)
The bulbs look like small, slim onions. The flower grows along one side of the stem, in a funnel-shape. Freesias stems have the unusual habit of turning at right angles just below the bottom flower. The flowers bloom along the top side of the stalk, facing upwards.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Freesia, Freesias||Red||Summer and fall||Up to 40 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
It can be planted in autumn, spring to early summer. Plant them with the pointed end facing up. Keep the planting depth at 2 to 4 inches and 3 to 5 inches apart. Flowering takes around 100-120 days from planting. Freesias are propagated by offsets of bulbs and seeds.
|Full sun to light shade||Well-drained||Moderate||14 to 24 degrees C||Apply rich, loam-based compost once in a month.|
Caring for Freesia
- Add plenty of organic matter to improve thin soils.
- During winter, bring freesia bulbs in and keep them in a sunny window.
- Keep the plants well watered while the leaves and flowers are developing.
- Fertilize the plants in spring with a bulb fertilizer.
Cut the stems early in the morning before warm temperatures have a chance to dry out the blossoms.
Typical uses of Freesia
Special features: Flowers
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The flowers will add beauty to the surrounding.
Medicinal use: NA