Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Freesia

Specie: F. alba


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Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Iridaceae

Name in English: Iris Family

The Plant

Origin: native to South Africa

Growth Habit: perennial herb growing from a corm

Flower: inflorescence is a spike of several fragrant flowers with white tepals marked with yellow and purple.

Blooming Period: available year round

Leaf: n/a


Know for its lovely and distinct fragrance, great for wedding flowers, arrangements, bouquets, and accent/filler.

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 7-10 days

Amount of water: moderate

Nutrition: floral preservative

Special handling: ethylene sensitive

Special feature/remarks:

Removing the first bloom stimulates the opening of new buds.