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Freesia Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets 

Freesias, with their delicate, bell-shaped blooms and intoxicating fragrance, add a touch of cheer and sophistication to any bouquet. Their graceful form and stunning range of colours make them a florist favourite. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on maximising the lifespan of your freesia bouquets, ensuring they fill your home with their sweet scent and beauty for as long as possible. 

Choosing the Freshest Freesias 

Your freesia care journey begins with selecting a fresh and vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • A Mix of Buds and Blooms: Choose freesias with a few open flowers at the bottom of the stem and several tight buds further up. This ensures a long-lasting display.
  • Vibrant Colour: Opt for freesias with rich, saturated colours and avoid any with faded or discoloured petals.
  • Healthy Stems: Look for sturdy stems with vibrant leaves and no signs of wilting or damage.
Pro Tip: Always choose your freesias from a reputable florist like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed.

Freesia Care at Home 

  • Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  • Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximises water absorption.
  • Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water. Freesias appreciate a generous amount of water.
  • Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your freesias last longer.
  • Cool Location: Keep your freesia bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.
  • Fragrance Note: Freesias have a strong, sweet scent that some people find overpowering. Consider this when choosing their placement.

Additional Tips for Long-Lasting Freesias 

  • Change the Water Regularly: Replace the vase water every couple of days to prevent bacteria build-up.
  • Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.
  • Support for Heavy Blooms: If your freesias have large double blooms, consider using floral stakes or leaning them against the vase edge for support.
  • Enjoy the Transformation: Freesia blooms open gradually along the stem's graceful curve, providing a beautiful, ever-changing display.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Freesias! 

With proper care, your freesia bouquet can bring joy and fragrance into your home for a week or sometimes longer. 

Delivery Options for Your Perfect Bouquet

Whether you're in the Northampton area or across the UK, KS Flowers has you covered. We offer local Northampton delivery to ensure your chrysanthemums arrive at their freshest. Need your bouquet shipped nationwide? We provide reliable and careful delivery options across the country.

The KS Flowers Difference

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History of Freesias 

  • South African Origins: Freesias hail from South Africa, where they thrive in grasslands and moist, well-drained soils.
  • Name Meaning: Freesias were named to honour German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese, who studied the flora of South Africa.
  • "Cape Lily-of-the-Valley": An early nickname for freesias in highlights their bell-shaped flowers and sweet fragrance, though they are not related to lilies.
  • Victorian Popularity: Freesias were introduced to Europe in the 19th century and swiftly gained popularity during the Victorian era, symbolising innocence, thoughtfulness, and friendship.
  • Modern Breeding: Extensive breeding through the 20th century led to today's incredible array of colours and double-flowered varieties.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Freesias 

  • Fragrance Superstars: Freesias are widely used in the perfume industry due to their sweet, heady fragrance.
  • Colour Extravaganza: Freesias come in a stunning spectrum of colours, including white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and bicolours.
  • Symbol of Trust: In the language of flowers, freesias represent trust, making them a fitting addition to bouquets for close friends and loved ones.
  • Long Vase Life: Many freesia varieties boast a surprisingly long vase life, often lasting a week or more.

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