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Freesia Fragrant Sunburst


Great for cut flowers

This Freesia is a joy when the sweetly scented flowers burst into bloom, bringing colour to the garden through the summer and into autumn. It will look lovely wherever you choose to plant it and will make particularly good cut flower.


Happy in sun or a little shade, in a border of container.


Best in a well-drained soil, add coarse grit or sand to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use good quality compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage. Remove faded flower spikes to encourage more blooms right through the summer.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Winter
Flowering January - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 45 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Check store availability

Freesia fragrant sunburst (1.5 l pot) £8.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September