Answer: Freesia is a member of the Iris family. It is a corm that develops narrow, sword-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped flowers on branched, arching spikes. If your plants didn't flower this year, they may not be getting quite the right conditions. Corms should be planted 3" deep in a sunny to partly shady spot, and watered regularly during the growing season. You can apply a balanced fertilizer on a weekly basis once the flower buds start to appear. Reduce water after flowering. After the fragrant flowers die, the plants will dry up, and the corms will need a resting period and then a chill before they will resume growth. Even though yours didn't flower, allow the foliage to die back on its own, then dig and let the corms rest in a cool area. You can replant outdoors in late summer for blooms next winter.
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