An easy to grow autumn planting bulb that brings a delightful fragrance and show to the spring garden. Once planted they can be left undisturbed for several years. Freesias will grow in semi-shade but do best in an open sunny position. Freesias make a stunning show well mass planted and are particularly attractive grown in clumps or in rockery pockets. Excellent for cut flowers too.
Tips on planting and care of freesias
*Freesias grow best in an open sunny position but also grow well under shrubs and trees.
*Thrive in a friable well-drained soil with an application of complete fertilizer worked into the soil before planting. Another application each spring and autumn will maintain vigorous healthy growth.
*Plant bulbs at a depth that is equal to twice the length of the bulb and approximately 8cm apart.
*Water well at planting and then weekly during growth and flowering. Stop watering once the plant starts to die down.
*Apply blood and bone or another slow release fertilizer after the blubs have shot and regularly feed with Manutec Bloom Booster or Miracle Gro Flowers & Bloom Food until the flowering season has past.
*Bulbs can be lifted once the foliage has died down completely. Store in a cool, dry position.
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