A freesia

The freesia is a root crop from the Iridaceae family, to which the Iris and Gladiola also belong. With its elegant stem structure and beautiful comb of flowers, the freesia is an exceptional flower. The strong scent of some varieties is the reason why many consumers buy freesias. The flower is grown year-round in greenhouses. A freesia stem consists of a stem, side shoots (hooks), a first main flower (head) and the inflorescence with lots of buds on a row (the comb).

A freesia

Several stems

The freesia has an exceptional stem structure. This means that a grower can sometimes cut a stem several times, depending on the lengths he wants to supply. For instance there are short stems which are called 'hooks'. These are in fact the side stems of the main stem. The main stems are often the longest and have a long row of buds, also called the comb. For florists it is especially attractive to work with longer lengths in order to distinguish themselves. 

Modern and trendy

The freesia has for a time (unjustly) had an old-fashioned image. The gorgeously scented flower also fits perfectly into a modern and trendy interior. Nearly 100 million stems are grown annually. Not only in the traditional colours of white, yellow and blue, but also in new, modern colours. Feel free to take a look in our extensive range.