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Fragrant Freesia

Freesia is one of the biggest selling and most widely grown cut flower throughout the world. Did you know that in the UK alone, over 110 million flowers are sold? Freesia are an extremely popular flower for weddings and events. Not only does it have a lovely scent, but it has a beautiful unique shape which makes it perfect for almost any arrangement imaginable. Freesia is available most of the year, but is abundant in spring. The bell shaped blooms have a sweet citrus scent and unlike other flowers where the white variety is the most fragrant, with the Freesia, it’s the pink and red varieties that are have the strongest scent.

In addition to pink, red and white, it is also available in yellow, lavender, mauve, orange and gold. This flower with its wiry stem and delicate bloom adapt perfectly to any arrangement. It is most popular for bridal bouquets and wedding centerpieces and is perfect for nosegays.

Freesa grow in a pattern similar to gladiolus, with a tuft of long narrow leaves and a branched stem. The leaves are light green in color and can grow to be nearly a foot in length.

Although the white or golden yellow Freesa is the one most commonly used, it is also available in orange, red, pink, mauve, lavender and purple as well as bi colors. Their long slender stems make them perfect for accenting a bridal bouquet as well as dressing up arrangements in tall graceful vases. The Freesa’s intoxicating fragrance can fill a room with its light delicate scent.

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