And here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for: part 2 of our Product of the Month blog on Freesia. We would like to focus this week on the blooming proces and the various colors.
Freesias are available with single and double flower buds, who are blooming on a so-called ‘comb’ (not to be confused with a comb-over) This name is used, while the buds of Freesias are all in line with flowers on both sides of a stem, much like a comb.
A single comb can easily have 8 to 12 flower buds, of which the last ones (seen from the stem) will not come to full bloom. However, with some flower food in the water you can enpower the flower to also make these buds come to bloom.
The most common colors for Freesia are white, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink and purple. However, all kinds of bi-colored freesia are available too. Some of the varieties (mostly the white ones) are scented too, providing a subtle, soap-like, sweet smell.
Smell you later for more…