One of the most attractive and sweetly fragranced of summer flowers, this outstanding mix is supplied as heat-treated corms that are guaranteed to flower from the first season onwards.
Spires of luscious green foliage emerge from the ground for months, forming a base for a sea of colour to grow, including blooms of red, yellow, white, and purple.
The bounty of colourful flowers looks remarkable across the garden, particularly when used to brighten patio pots, or beds and borders.
Freesias can be left alone to overwinter in mild winters, and produce bigger and better displays in future years, or can be dug up and overwintered in a frost-free place. They thrive in pots in warm spots, or in well-drained soil, where they will flower in summer.
Supplied as set of 50 corms, sized 4/5.
In the garden
Freesias can be planted outside from April - May. Plant the corms straight into the ground, pointy end upwards, in a well-drained spot in sun or light shade.
When the plants are up and growing, they will benefit from a potash-rich feed.
Plant six bulbs, at 1-2 in deep. Use a good quality compost with a little extra grit for drainage.
Water regularly and keep them moist (but not soaking) and shaded at all times – a cold greenhouse or conservatory is ideal.
Once the corms start to sprout, move the pots into full sunlight and keep watering. When the buds show colour, you can bring them indoors.
After flowering cut off faded blooms and continue to water and feed until the foliage begins to brown, then cease watering.
A period of at least eight weeks of growth is required to encourage offsets. If growing on for a second year the foliage needs to dry off by early July