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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
white flowering grass
Freesia are cormous deciduous perennials with erect, linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves and upright stems bearing terminal racemes of slender-tubed, salver-shaped or trumpet-shaped flowers that are usually scented
F. laxa var. alba is a slender cormous perennial with narrow leaves and lax racemes of long-tubed, starry white flowers in late spring or early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Freesias are naturally winter-growers starting into growth in autumn through to late spring so need to be grown in a frost-free greenhouse. Plant in pots of John Innes No.2 loam-based compost with added grit sand. Place in full light with good ventilation, water well and feed monthly until flower buds form. After flowering dry off pots and store dry over the summer. Corms can also be stored dry over the winter and planted in well-drained soil in spring for later flowering. Lift in autumn and store dry
Sow seed in containers at 13-18°C in autumn or winter. Remove offsets in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Foliage can be removed after it dies down after flowering
Pests Susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite, aphids
Susceptible to Fusarium wilt and a virus
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