The Meaning Of Flowers: The Freesia

What does the freesia "mean?"

The Freesia is the symbol of sweetness, friendship, and trust.

The freesia originated from South Africa and is a newcomer to the western world. It was almost unknown until the 1950’s, but it is now one of the most sought after cut flowers. Its popularity is linked to the flower’s fragrance and the small delicate blooms.

The freesia is cultivated in white, yellow, purple, pink, and colour combinations in shades of red, yellow, and orange with coloured throats. The flower is funnel or goblet shaped with 8-12 funnels per stem, and the leaves resemble those of the iris.

The freesia is not a successful garden plant for the North American climate, but it is available year round at your local florist as a cut flower.

Freesias will last up to 10 to 14 days in a vase when cared for properly. To care for freesia as a cut flower have a clean vase filled with room temperature water and add the floral food provided by your florist. (please note the dose of floral food to water ratio on the package) Care of fresh cut freesia is very simple if you see the water in the vase and you would not drink it don't let your freesia. Clean your vase and add fresh water and re-cut the stems of the freesia with a sharp knife (never scissors they will crush the stems) this will open the pores of the stem to take in the fresh water so they can thrive.

These blooms are perfect to add fragrance to a small room in your home or to use in wedding bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

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