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PlantFiles: Freesia
Freesia 'Single Mix'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Freesia (FREE-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Single Mix

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Bright Yellow
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive neworleansdude On Apr 30, 2009, neworleansdude from New Orleans, LA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I had never grown bulbs before this year and of the types tried: hiacynth, muscari, crocus, iris, and freesia, the freesia and muscari were by far the best in a 9b high annual rainfall zone (one of our rainest months is February, but then March and April not so much). I had the best luck with the six I planted together in a large pot in December that sat on a porch with only 6 or so hours of light. The ones in the ground did alright, but those were in direct light and I think it got too hot for them (we've been having temps. of over 80f the last two weeks now). So for the most part, most of them bloomed for the month of April. I don't know if they're going to come back next year. I would say if you can find them on sale or at a good price they are worth trying out.

Neutral goofybulb On Jun 15, 2008, goofybulb from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Though you can have flowers and keep them from one year to another, they are not happy in Miami. Probably the combination heat-moisture makes them grow leggy and "spineless", you have to prop them or else they fall to the ground; the ones that fall, will not flower that season.
What a pity, such beautiful flowers and so enchanting fragrance, but not suited for a South Florida garden!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona
Fresno, California
Sacramento, California
San Diego, California
Miami, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Dunmor, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Florence, Mississippi
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Kalama, Washington

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