Freesia care tips
Freesia care tips
The Freesia is a versatile flower that comes in many sizes, shapes and colours. Let your imagination run wild and combine different colours and different flowers! The Freesia is originally from South Africa “Cape Lily of the Valley”, and it can be single or double flowered. It comes in white, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink and purple, but can also be bicoloured or multi-coloured. Many varieties have a lovely sweet scent which makes Freesias even more attractive.
Did you know the Freesia is a symbol of unconditional love and innocence? Traditionally someone gives white Freesias to his or her spouse after seven years of marriage, as a reminder of pure, true love. Freesias are sensitive to ethylene, therefore it's essential that you make sure that they've been treated with the appropriate post-harvest treatment by the grower to prevent shrinkage and bud drop and protect against too rapid aging of ethylene. Also treating with Chrysal Professional 2 ensures that the flowers are longer lasting and open nicely.
Freesia care tips at the florist:
Watch out for the maturity stage when purchasing Freesia. When freesias are cut too raw, not all of the "pips" will open. Choose flowers with buds that are beginning to open and already show some colour. Freesias are very susceptible to dehydration. This is why you should place them in clean water with a conditioning product like Chrysal Professional 2. Doing so ensures a longer shelf life and a good development of the buds. Alternatively, you could use Chrysal Professional 3 which ensures that even the smallest buds open and the consumer will be able to enjoy the Freesia even longer.
Freesia care tips at home:
- Use a clean vase.
- Add water with Chrysal Clear Bulbosus or Chrysal Clear Universal flower food.
- Cut off 2-5 cm of the stem with a clean, sharp knife.
- Place the vase in a draft-free place and away from ripening fruit.