Planting Freesia

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Planting Freesia

Post by ka_khan » September 19th, 2013, 7:32 pm

This is the first time i will be sowing some Freesia Corms.Any body having experience in them is requested to help.
How to Plant?
Size of the pot?
How long it takes to grow?
Any other special care?

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by Rafaiy » September 19th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Its too early to plant freesia corms...wait till November...

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 19th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Freesia are quite hardy and not fussy, will sprout without much issue.
You can plant 6-8 or even more in 14 inch pot(My recommendation)
While planting keep the narrow side up.
Bury them around 1 1/2 -2 inches at max
Water well after planting and they will sprout in less than a week.
They are not fussy about soil also.
Ensure good drainage.
Fertilize lightly.
They bloom around mid spring or you can say Mid March.
They have sprouted with me Temp 36/37 day and 25 night

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by ka_khan » September 19th, 2013, 10:42 pm

Thank you Rafaiy and Farhan.I have ordered some from Chinna Din Sons.
So i should wait till Nov?

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 19th, 2013, 10:50 pm

If you want to. Otherwise you can plant them even now

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by ka_khan » September 20th, 2013, 9:20 am

Thanks a lot Farhan.I was concerned where to keep the corms till Nov :)
Little advice needed.When planted,where should be the pots left?Do they need cover,sunlight (full,moderate)?

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by Tahir Khan » September 20th, 2013, 2:39 pm

ka_khan wrote:Thanks a lot Farhan.I was concerned where to keep the corms till Nov :)
Little advice needed.When planted,where should be the pots left?Do they need cover,sunlight (full,moderate)?
You can keep the bulbs in a cool dark place until planting in a cupboard away from light. you can plant the bulbs if you like in the start of October..they will grow just fine :)

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 20th, 2013, 2:54 pm

If planted full sun

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by ka_khan » September 20th, 2013, 3:05 pm

Thank you Tahir and Farhan for the tips.

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Re: Planting Freesia

Post by newton » September 22nd, 2013, 4:25 pm

Are they available in single colour combinations from the nurseries in Pakistan or just mixed? im seeking single colour corm collections.

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