Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Spring/summer
Hardiness – Half Hardy
Freesia are best planted in a well-drained soil of sand or loam within an acidic or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area that receives full sun. Freesia are well suited to flower beds and borders within cottage and informal garden settings as well as pots and containers.
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It is crucial that the soil does not retain moisture so amend the soil with 5-8cm (2-3in) of compost, ground bark or decomposed manure. You should plant Freesia corms 5cm (2in) deep and 8cm (3in) apart with he pointed end facing upward. After planting, water thoroughly and deeply to settle the soil into place.
Once the flowering period is over, do not remove the foliage, as it will strengthen the bulb for future flowering. Water when required, especially in periods of drought. As summer ends the leaves will turn yellow and ide back as the plants enter dormancy- this is when foliage should be removed.
It is possible to propagate Freesia by seed or division in spring.
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