Beautiful, new blooms and buds in blue, white and yellow.

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Beautiful, new blooms and buds in blue, white and yellow.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Native to South Africa, freesia was introduced into cultivation in 1878 by German botanist Dr. Friedrich Freese. Naturally, since it was introduced amid the Victorian era, this highly fragrant, colorful flower became an instant hit. Symbolizing innocence, purity and trust, today freesia is still a popular cut flower for floral arrangements and bouquets. If you’re looking for a long lasting flower for a cutting garden, continue reading to learn about freesia growing requirements. Freesia Growing Requirements As mentioned above, freesia is native to South Africa. In order to properly grow freesia in the garden, it is important to mimic its native habitat. Freesia plants bloom best when daytime temperatures are around 60-70 F. (16-21 C.) and nighttime temperatures stay around 45-55 F. (7-13 C.). However, freesia plants cannot tolerate any frost and will die if exposed to periods below 25 F. (-4 C.). They are

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