Freesia alba

Also known as:

  • White Freesia
  • Freesia 'Alba'

Plant Type

perennial, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

8a-10b

Size

H:8"-12"
W:6"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, purple

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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I had nearly given up on growing freesias in our climate, when Texan plantsman Tom Peace suggested that I try Freesia alba. To my surprise, it has become a favorite early spring bulb. Freesia alba comes from the winter-rainfall region of South Africa, where it can be found in moist, lightly shaded sites. For us, Freesia alba begins to grow in fall and is topped from late March through late April with short 2" stalks of very fragrant white flowers held above the 6" iris-like foliage. After flowering, the plants go dormant until the following winter. Plant these near a frequently traveled path for maximum pleasure.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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This is the original, blissfully fragrant, wild white freesia that naturalizes happily in Mediterranean climates with mild, dry summers. It's also "entirely at home in the South, returning faithfully," says Scott Ogden in Garden Bulbs for the South, so expert gardeners may want to try it there, too. Smaller than modern forms, 6-12", zones 8b(8-10bWC)

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Thatcher, Arizona

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In old California Gardens you will find this treasure by following your nose. Not to be confused with modern white hybrids, these incredibly fragrant flowers will perfume an entire home or garden. Rarely Available. Bulbs are blooming size but naturally very small (pea size).

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Richmond, California

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Exquisitely fragrant! Freesia alba caused a sensation when introduced into cultivation in 1878. Along with Freesia leichteinii, Freesia alba was then used as a parent for the commonly available modern hybrids, but sadly the original fabulous fragrance was greatly diminished. Now you can enjoy this deliciously sweetest of all Freesia species. So easy to grow, and a prolific bloomer Freesias grow during the Fall-Winter season and bloom in Spring. The 1” long blooms are white, often with a purple flush and a yellow mark on the lowest petal. The blooms are held 2-8 per stem and the whole plant reaches to 12” tall and will form a clump about 2’ across. Dormant in summer, they like to go dry but don’t mind a little water now and then. Self sows! From S. Africa.Hardy to 20 degrees.

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