Freesia is a plant genus which has its origin in Africa. Most species are native to South Africa.
Freesias are grown as ornamental plants in gardens or are sold as cut flowers. They have a nice smell, which is used in the production of cosmetic products.
The genus Freesia has several species of which Freesia alba, Freesia laxa and Freesia refracta are the most common.
Basic information and facts
Grown worldwide in suitable climates. Also produced in greenhouses.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
Freesias are grown for their narrowly funnel-shaped flowers, which have a very nice smell. Flowers can have different colors including yellow, white, pink and red.
Climate and weather:
Can grow in a range of climates, but prefers drier conditions.
Requires soil that drains well so that they don’t get too wet.
By insects and sometimes birds such as hummingbirds.
Stems are 20 to 40 cm tall.
Like to grow in sunlight.
Grown from seed or from bulbs.
Grown as an ornamental plant or used as cut flowers. Also used in the production of perfumes.