Fragrant Freesia Mix
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Freesia. A favourite in Holland, the fragrant double flowers of Freesia are dainty and bright in red, yellow, white and mauve. Bulb size: 5+cm. Height 12-24". Hardy in Zones 8-9; elsewhere dig and store in a frost-free area.
Sold as: Pkg of 10
Plant bulbs as soon as possible, once you have received your shipment. If you cannot plant right away, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not let the bulbs freeze. Plant outdoors once the conditions are right for your hardiness zone.
Plant in the garden after frost. Space 4"-6" apart, in groups of 5 or more, in full sun and cover with 2" of soil. Freesia benefits from a monthly feeding of 5-10-5 fertilizer from the time shoots appear until the buds start to colour. The wiry stems may need support. In Zones 3-8, after the foliage withers, dig them and store in a dry place over winter.
For container growing indoors, set the bulbs 1" apart in a large pot (about 6 per 8" pot) and barely cover with soil. Water lightly but do not let the pots dry out. Give the bulbs at least 4 hours of direct sun each day; temperature around 10°C in an unheated sun porch is ideal.