Photo courtesy of Penning Freesia
Peachy Keen, oops Queen, is an apt name for this lovely new double fragrant freesia. Featuring salmon-orange, open-faced flowers on arching 15” bloom stalks, their perfume fills the air from spring to early summer. Each inch and a half double form flower has a golden throat, adding quixotic beauty to this bee and hummer favorite. Easy to grow and a bulb that readily naturalizes in a sunny garden bed, this freesia is the perfect way to add yummy peach tones and a heady fragrance to your garden. Easily grown in a pot. Combines well with Ixias and Sparaxis, two other spring blooming bulbs that also easily naturalize. Or contrast with yellow blooming daffodils. Makes a nice cut flower too. This freesia isn't fussy about soil and doesn't need a lot of water. Generally left alone by deer.