FREESIA'S Symbolize innocence and thoughtfulness. The Freesia is a genus of about 20 species of South African flowering plants of the Iris Family “Iridaceae”. The name derives in honor of Friederich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German Physician and a student of South African plants.
Unlike most other flowers, where the white varieties smell most strongly, the pink and the red Freesia's emanate the most powerful scent.
The bell-shaped Freesia blooms for up to seven days and comes in a wide range of colours including yellows, reds, pinks and whites.
Freesia only opens when temperatures are below 21C. It is through a special method of soil cooling and environmental controls that allow Freesias to be grown practically year-round. Vase life ranges from 10 to 14 days.
Freesias are strongly scented so they make a nice addition to any arrangement.