Grow Well Guides


One of the most popular Spring flowering bulbs, with their highly fragrant flowers and a great variety of different colours, they make a wonderful cut flower and a welcome addition to any flower garden.

Planting Calendar


Plant Freesias anytime from March to Late May.



Plant in full sun for best performance, with some protection from strong winds.


Plant in free draining soil, rich in organic matter. In pots plant into Kings Potting Mix. Good drainage is key as the bulbs tend to rot if the soil is too damp. Improve drainage in the garden by planting in raised beds, forking the soil and adding Kings Organic Compost and Gypsum Clay Breaker.


The general rule is to plant at a depth of twice the diameter of the bulb, however in heavier soils, plant slightly closer to the surface. It is a good idea to mark where bulbs have been planted with some sort of stake so that you don’t accidentally disturb them. Planting bulbs in a bulb basket makes it easier to lift them if you want to store them over summer. Plant the pointed part of the bulb facing up at a depth of around 6cm. Freesias can be planted as close as 5cm apart from each other and look great in mass plantings.



If planted in containers, water so that the soil is kept moist, never allow the pot to sit in any water or the bulbs may rot. In the garden a good water once a week should be enough.


Apply Kings Slow Release Bulb Food when first planting and once again after the first signs of growth. For a natural option apply Kings Sheep Pellets when planting and feed with Aquaticus Organic Garden Booster once they start to grow.


Protect plants from slugs and Snails by applying Quash slug bait.


Regularly pick flowers and put into a vase, This will encourage more flowers production.

General Care

When using sprays, chemicals or fertilisers always read the label and follow the instructions. Apply sprays in the evening to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Beginner Tip

Most bulbs can be left in the ground for many years, and don’t need to be lifted unless they become overcrowded. If you wish to lift your bulbs, you can do so in late spring, after the foliage has died down and store them in a cool, dry and dark place.

Expert Tip

Allow the foliage to die back naturally. Bulbs draw the nutrients from the leaves and store them for next season. Removing the leaves too early may result in poor quality flowering the following year.


Regular picking of flowers with sharp scissors or secateurs encourages more flowers.

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