But as beautiful as they are, I discovered that they're top-heavy. The first blooms I got looked great at first, and then tipped their faces into the mud. I wondered if I was doing something wrong, but no, that's just what happens with these flowers. Apparently the hybridized blooms that are so beautiful have made this plant unable to hold its flowers up on its own. So it needs a little help.
You have to stake freesia. I use bamboo sticks that I get at the Dollar Store and some flexible floral tape. When you see the buds start to form (like in the photo), push a stake into the ground behind the plant and tie it from the bloom stalk. Yeah, it's a hassle, but once the blooms get going it will be worth the effort!
|Freesia in bloom March 17th|