If you’ve ever smelled the fragrance of a generous bouquet of freshly cut Freesia, you know the scent is unforgettable. These small, delicate flowers come in a variety of colors and are often used alone in floral arrangements, or as contrasting blooms in a bouquet of other flowers, such as roses. Growing Freesia from bulbs takes less time and is easier than nurturing them from seeds.
Freesia, Double Mix has a fuller, more lush, rose-shaped flower. This tender, cormous plant originated in South Africa and its leaves are sword-shaped and light green. As many as 8 funnel-shaped flowers form a loose cluster at the top of each flower stalk. Where the flowers begin, the stem makes a sharp bend so that the flowers face upward. Freesias do well in zones 8 to 10. These delicate blooms prefer warmer climates but may be grown indoors in containers in cooler climates.