The orange single-flowered freesia is a fragrant perennial that we know well from the florists. These plants look great at well-kept garden borders and in pots at home. The 30 to 50 centimetres tall, erect tufts of narrow leaves surround thin, leafless flowering stalks that carry clusters of flowers. Charming freesias bloom in summer. Long, deep funnel-shaped flowers are arranged in a one sided row at stalk tops. Petals spread gently and release the scent. The flowering period begins with the lowest buds and gradually goes up to the top of the cluster. The nice, bright colours perfectly fit the form of the flowers and dazzles in fairy-tale-like bouquets.
Small freesia bulbs should be planted in garden soil that is permeable and contains plenty of humus. Freesia, who originates from Africa, thrives at sunny, sheltered, and warm spots. Freesia bulbs should be planted in April and May, six to eight centimetres deep and ten centimetres apart. You can plant those intended for pot cultivation in September too. You must protect the site where freesia grows from drying and weeds. Presented species requires periodical fertilization. Thin stems carrying large clusters of flowers might require some supports. After the leaves have dried at the end of the season, dig out the bulbs and store them in a room protected from frost.
One package contains 100 bulbs of the Orange single-flowered freesia, sized 6/7 centimetres in circumference.