How deep do you plant freesia bulbs?

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How deep do you plant freesia bulbs?
Freesia flowers come in a wide range of colours. (Vrabelpeter1/iStock/Getty Images)

The elegant freesia flower ranges the spectrum from red to yellow, pink to red. Long-lasting on the stem and in arrangements, these bright, attractive beauties have an intoxicating smell that will have you anticipating each new bloom.

Planting freesias

Freesia bulbs require a slightly acidic soil of 6.0 to 6.5. Plant them in an area with good drainage and access to direct sunlight. Amend and loosen the soil before planting. Freesia bulbs should be planted pointed side up and 5 cm (2 inches) deep. Plant them 7.5 cm (3 inches) apart to allow for adequate growth. In a pot, you can get away with planting them slightly closer.

After care

Water freesia bulbs thoroughly after planting. Freesias appreciate adequate fertilising; a slow-release fertiliser will be of benefit to the plant. Also, fertilise after the plant dies back to will allow the bulbs to gain nutrients for the next series of blooms.


Plant freesias during the autumn. They bloom in spring.

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