This heavenly fragrant, tender and cormous plant originated in South Africa. Leaves are sword shaped and light green and may be up to 2 feet high. Flower stalks are slender and about the same height. As many as 8 funnel-shaped flowers form a loose cluster at the top of each stalk.
- Where the flowers begin, the stem makes a sharp bend so that the flowers face upward
- Freesias do well in zones 8 to 10, and may be grown outdoors only in warm climates
- They are so delicate and easily damaged by the elements that it is best to grow them in containers
- In colder climates they should be grown indoors, and are great for winter flowers