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Grandma's Freesias Alba

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Please Note: Due to pre existing Quarantine laws we cannot send any bulbs to Western Australia and Tasmania. You may need to find bulb suppliers in your areas. Sorry we cant help you. 

This is the original old fashioned varities that have the best fragrance. Commonly seen in old gardens where they are naturalised across the lawn. Sometimes you will see them growing wild on the sides of the road. They are easy to grow and well suited to Australian conditions. 

The blooms last a long time in a vase indoors so be sure to pick them when in flower. 

Very easy to grow and will give you many years of beautiful flowers. 

Growing Conditions - Detailed 

Family: Iridaceae
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 15cm tall
Depth: 3-5cm deep.
Spacing6cm apart
Aspect: Full sun.
Soil
As with all bulbs avoid boggy soil. Well drained is best
Watering
Start watering when you see it sprouting above the ground. Keep the soil moist right until the foliage has finished and shrivelled down to ground level.  

Fertilising
Bulbs dont need food when they dormant (ie no shoots above ground as they are sleeping then) The important time to fertilise is when they start to sprout above ground. The best results can be attained from using a complete liquid fertiliser and water them with it every 2 weeks until they have finished flowering and died back down.   
Flowering time
Mid Spring.
After flowering care
Leave them in the ground and they will gradually multiply. After about 3-5 years you could dig them up and separate the bulbs and plant half of them somewhere else. 

Frost care
Freesias are a bit sensitive to cold frosts so you may need to offer them some protection. Gardeners have used straw as a layer to insulate the bulbs, or if they are in pots, shift them to a more protected spot. 
Climatic tolerances
Subtropical to cool.

  

Botantical name

Freesia refracta alba

Height

10-20cm

Width

10-20cm

Flowers

Mid Spring

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Aspect

Full Sun to part Shade

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EM
21/06/2019
Eve Marsh
Modbury North, Australia
I recommend this product

Bulbs

Really really happy with service and quality of bulbs. So much fun when the come through, flowers will be beautiful. Highly recommend this company. E

BM
08/06/2019
Beth Mason
WACOL, Australia
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power planter

The best tool ever. It is both functional and Fun. Easy to use and light enough for all my jobs.

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09/05/2019
Jo Coppo
Hervey bay, Australia
I recommend this product

Power planter and bulbs

The power planter made digging so easy and quick. After planting the freesia bulbs, some were so tiny but within in a week, Mum was excited to see them starting to appear.

DW
29/04/2019
David Wilson
Mount Gravatt East, Australia
I recommend this product

Grandma's Freesias Alba

Very happy with the service online, delivery time great, ordered 100 bulbs, germination has exceeded that amount in seedling trays, another happy 1st time customer who will be coming back again for other products. Many thanks again David Wilson. Brisbane

BK
29/04/2019
Barbara King
HILLCREST, Australia
I recommend this product

Freesias

I recently went into the 'foray' of 'online shopping', when I was desperate to find some old fashioned bulbs. I was thrilled to be able to purchase them through this company and must say, I've had excellent service and attention. My little 'babies' are already popping up their tips and can't wait to envelope their fragrance when they bloom. My heartfelt thanks for your excellent service. I would highly recommend you. From a satisfied old Brisbane lady.

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