Origin of the freesia

The freesia originally came from the Cape Colony in South Africa. It is also known as the 'Cape lily-of-the-valley'. The flower received its name around 1830 from the botanist Ecklon, a collector of plants in South Africa. He named the crop after a friend of his, the German medic F. Freese.

The first cultivation activities were started at the end of the 19th century in various European countries and were continued in the first half of the 20th century. 
The freesia has been traditionally produced in the Westland in particular, only later also in other production areas in the Netherlands. 

The freesia symbolises innocence, whatever the colour. The flower symbolises the 7th year of marriage. After seven years of marriage, it is said that unrest increases and the freesia confirms the innocence and chastity of love once more. Ideal for use for all customers who bought a bridal bouquet seven years ago. And of course for all other customers too!