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Freesias are among the most popular and widely grown cut flowers in the world.  Their appeal lies not only in their delicate blossoms and wide spectrum of hues alone; the flowers have a strangely attractive asymmetry, growing off just one side of a thin, elegant stem.  A real delight for any home.

If you've been lucky enough to breathe in the scent of a freesia in bloom you've had a preview of what heaven must be like. And that's not all - the flowers themselves have a fragile, delicate beauty that makes them a joy to behold whether on the plant or used as cut flowers. If you would like more information on freesias please visit our facts about freesias page.

Freesias are a beautiful flower all year round, with their delicate scent unmistakable. They work well with roses to make wonderful birthday flowers, thank you flowers or any other occasion.

 

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Freesias are among the most popular and widely grown cut flowers in the world, with over 110 million stems sold in the UK each year. They are available in a wide variety of colours including yellows, red, pinks and white, and they are sweetly scented. Their appeal doesn't lie in their delicate blossoms and wide spectrum of hues alone - the flowers have a strangely attractive asymmetry, growing off just one side of a thin, elegant stem.

Although available all year their peak period is spring. One of the nicest varieties is "Ballerina", which look like elegant dancers.

Almost unknown until the 1950's it is now one of the UK's favourite flowers. They origated from South Africa, was were first imported to Europe at the end of the 19th century. They're name after Dr Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German physician.

Buy them with at least one flower open on the stem. Make sure they have plenty of water and never let the stem ends dry out. Pinch out the topmost buds and remove the old flowerheads to encourage new ones to open. Keep away from fruit, vegetables, and excess heat, as they are very sensitive to the ethylene gas produced. Freesias flower in full sun or light shade, with the latter helping the blooms to retain their colour.