Some flowers have very little fragrance, but not freesias. And that it why they are a favourite flower of one of my friends who I met whilst studying floristry.
She’s getting married later this year and she’d love to have freesias amongst her wedding flowers.
And she’s definitely not alone, as they are a very popular flower for brides due to their beautiful scent. They’re also perfect for this special day, because they’re long-lasting.
Below is an overview of the Freesia: –
What is the Latin name?
What is it commonly known as?
What does it look like?
Trumpet-shaped, highly scented, waxy flowers. They are available in a wide range of colours from purple and pink, to white, yellow, red and brown.
When can you buy them?
Available all year round
Where can you buy them from?
Florists, supermarkets and garden centres.
How do you look after them?
Cut the stems on a slant with scissors and place them in a clean vase with fresh water. Remove old flower-heads to encourage new ones to open.
Did you know?
Freesias are native to Africa, with fourteen of its species growing wild in South Africa.
White, yellow and cream freesias are considered to be the most fragrant.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)