+Easy to Grow Bulbs, Inc. that were planted three years ago, and they come back beautifully every year.
The best place to plant freesia here in the desert is at the bottom of a slope, in full sun. It's important to keep them within easy reach so the spent blooms can be tended to regularly. Also, they are beautiful and fragrant, and you want to be able to walk up to them. These are not "background plants"! I call something like this a "walk-up-to-it" from a design point of view, so if you plant them way back in your garden, don't be surprised if people stomp through trying to walk up to them. Good garden design does not encourage people stomping through the garden - put them where they are easy for people to see, and smell the fragrance.
Freesia will bloom throughout February and March here. The flowers appear in sequence, and once the blooms are spent, I trim the flower stalk all the way off. Like daffodils, it's best to let the leaves die back naturally, which they will, once the heat starts coming on in late April and May.