This plant is a beautiful, fragrant flowering plant and is native to South Africa. Freesia plants are actually prized for their scent and their uncommon tendency to produce flowers that face straight up and parallel to the ground. Freesia plants are ideal for gardens and flower arrangements and they are also very well suited to be grown in containers. Just continue reading to learn more on how to grow freesia bulbs in pots.


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Freesias can be grown in a pot. Actually there bulbs are suited for container planting. If you want to grow freesia in container you need to be mindful of your climate. These plants are native to South Africa and their bulbs cannot overwinter in climates colder than USDA zone nine. If you live in zone nine, make sure you plant the bulbs in autumn (which is between August and December) and expect growth in the spring. If you live in zone eight or colder, you can plant the bulb in containers in the fall in a cool but not cold (around 40 F./4 C.) space.

How To Care For Freesia In Pots

The plant care in pots is relatively easy. Freesia plants actually like rich and well-draining soil. A good mix is two parts compost to one part grit. You can plant your bulbs two inches (5 cm.) deep and three inches (7.5 cm.) apart. Any size of container can be use as long as you stick to the dimensions. Make sure you plant the bulbs with the pointy end up and water them very well. If you are planting outdoors in the fall you can put down some mulch for protection. Summertime freesia container care is very easy. You can place them in full sun or light shade. You will need to stake the freesia plants in other to keep them from falling over as they grow. You can cut some flowers as they blossom. After the blooming period has passed, don’t cut back the plant foliage if you plan on overwintering or saving the freesia bulbs. Make sure you keep watering and let the foliage die back naturally to allow it to store up energy in the bulb.

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