Freesia are grown from a bulb called a 'corm' and are the genus of the Iridaceae family. Originally native to South America, freesia have tall, thin spiky leaves and a one sided cluster of trumpet shaped perfumed flowers. Due to their beautiful scent, freesia are not only produced for the wholesale flower markets, but also to be used in the production of hand cream, shampoos, perfumes etc.
Freesia are a particularly delicate flower and very popular in the floral industry, especially in wedding flowers. Freesia are wholesaled in wraps of 50 stems, are available all year round these days in double & single varieties.The average stem of freesia is around 50cm. There are 100's of varieties of freesia available at any one time. If freesia are to be used for wedding flowers, it is always a good idea to buy them in advance of the other flowers -this will give the freesia time to open properly.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut freesia please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the freesia in the buckets.
- Leave to condition and open up before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the freesia in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.