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The 5 most frequently questions about freesias

Have you got a burning question about the freesia flower? Well, you’re in luck as we’re here to answer the 5 most frequently questions about freesias!

1. Do freesias grow every year?

If you live somewhere where it either never (or rarely) freezes then yes, your freesias will grow back. They may even multiply by spreading seeds so you could have a garden bursting with even more colour every year!

If you live in a colder climate where freezing in the winter is likely, the bulbs could risk freezing and rotting in the ground. You can dig up the freesia bulbs just before winter and save them for next year.

2. How long can freesia flowers last?

Freshly cut freesias can last up to three weeks.

If your freesias are planted outdoors, they will typically bloom in spring/summer. With the proper care during the growing stage freesia flowers can last into the autumn months before they start to fade.

3. What does a freesia flower really symbolise?

Freesias have a very interesting and intertwined history behind them. Founded in South Africa, freesias have always symbolised friendship. But, they’re also a symbol of trust, innocence, thoughtfulness, love and sweetness.

Because of their meanings, freesias make excellent gifts for friends and are often used in ceremonies such as baptisms and weddings.

4. How do I care for freesias?

Cut freesias are actually very simple flowers to care for. They are not overtly demanding and really do not need lots of attention. We recommended changing the water regularly, refreshing the flower food if possible and removing fallen foliage every couple days.

Planting and caring for your own freesias in the garden does takes a little more work, but do not be put off. The first step is making sure the are in moist, and well-drained soil. Even when the freesias are growing and flowering the soil should be kept moist. Also, they like to be somewhere sunny, so a south-facing garden would be the best option. Before the blooming period, using a flower fertiliser, they love this.

5. Are freesias really easy to grow?

Freesias are easy to grow and maintaining them is not too hard either. So if you are new to gardening, freesias are a great flower to start with.

Make someone’s day by sending them a lovely bouquet with fresh cut freesias, please get in touch with us here at Sherree Francis Flowers to see how we can help you. Next day delivery available in London.

March 16, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan