|This fragrant flower makes a great addition to cut flower arrangements. Strap shaped, tubular spring flowers, which grow along the upper side of stiff racemes, are prized for their rich fragrance. Alba, an older variety, has fragrant white or creamy white blooms. The newer Colors are anywhere from white to yellow to orange and red, and also purples and violets.
Flowers will dry up after bloom, self-sow, then start growing again in fall if spent blooms are not removed. In mild areas,Freesia may be planted (tip up) in fall, about 2 inches deep. Can be grown indoors in containers in colder areas. Both require plenty of sun and moist,well drained soil. For indoor plants, fertilize just after buds appear. Once flowering has completed, reduce watering, allowing plant to dry out. Once dry, store corms for replanting in containers in late summer. For summer flowers, plant in spring. For spring flowers, plant in fall (frost free areas).