So many of the best perfumes are based on freesias – and no wonder, freesias – especially home grown ones have a heady sweet fragrance. They are also long lasting and resilient so make fabulous cut flowers and can withstand a good amount of time without water so they make ideal candidates for buttonholes and hair flowers.
Five Flowery Freesia Facts.
Freesias are native to Africa, mainly to South Africa.
Freesias are from the family Iridaceae, which is the family of irises.
There are between 16 and 20 species of Freesia, and more than 300 hybrids.
Freesias are named after the German physician, Friedrick Heinrich Theodor Freese from the 1800s.
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