The ageless appeal of the cream blooms will give the garden a touch of sophistication and charm. The petals are cream with hints of violet and brushes of gold.
These old fashioned varieties are the most fragrant of all the Freesia cultivars. The ambrosial flowers are well suited to Australian conditions.
From planting Freesias average 100-120 days to flower.
Freesias are easy to grow bulbs that are vigorous and hardy by nature. They grow best in full sun to light shade in a well drained soil. If they are not getting enough light they will flop over. Freesia bulbs are best left to naturalise and will only need to be lifted for division every three or four years.
Freesias are suitable for pots, mass plantings, beds and borders. It is always a good idea to plant them somewhere you can appreciate their delightful fragrance.
The blooms last up to three weeks in a vase and are best picked as the first flower opens.
Freesia refracta alba
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade