Single Red Freesia

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Enjoy sitting on your patio or deck and smelling the sweet peppery perfume of your Single Red Freesia (Freesia corymbosa 'Single Red') on a hot summer evening! The unique bright red flowers appear in spires with the flowers all growing upright off the stems, each taking their turn to bloom from bottom to tip. Giving you a long-lasting bloom!

This plant is a favorite of florists with its incredibly captivating red blooms. They do beautifully in a vase as well as containers and in your garden. As cut flowers, they last an impressive length of time in the vase. Outdoors, Hummingbirds and pollinators flock to the brilliant color and ample nectar resource!

Red Freesia are summer-flowering bulbs, known as corms, grows quickly to a 1-2 foot tall clump over time and can spread up to 2 feet wide. Warm winter areas allow these plants to remain perennial and form clumps of green swords and bright red blooms. Create groupings in your garden beds to maximize the brilliant color of these blooms and the upright effect of the foliage.

Planting and Application:

Freesias are excellent annuals in USDA growing zones 1-8 and will flower about 10-12 weeks after planting, so you can stagger planting to extend the blooming times during the season! The annual corms can be lifted at the end of the season and stored dormant above freezing until the following spring. In USDA hardiness zones 9 through 10, Freesia are perennial accents that can be used anywhere sunny in pots and planters or garden beds or borders.

Add bold color to planters and porch pots in the sun, or in garden beds and borders for pollinators and for your bouquets indoors! Blooming starts in late spring on green arching blade-shaped foliage that is incredibly dramatic in your landscaping. The red blooms pop intensely making this flower hard to miss. You can make quite a dramatic impact on your landscaping by planting multiple Single Red Freesia in your garden. The color will be incredibly powerful and illuminating!

  • Captivating, Hard to Miss, Red Blooms
  • Sword-Like Upright Green Foliage
  • Peppery Sweet Scent
  • Great For Cut Flowers, Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Beds & Borders, Pots & Planters, Annual or Perennial

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Single Red Freesia is easy to grow in sandy, loamy, average, moist well-drained soil. They prefer full sun but will be fine in partial shade. When planted properly, they bloom profusely and won't disappoint you! You will want to find a warm spot in your garden for planting Single Red Freesia. They need lots of warmth and humidity so planting them along your foundation will be the perfect spot to keep them happy!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Warm Weather Bulbs
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Annual or Perennial Corms

Add this beautiful plant to your landscape and you will be rewarded endlessly with spectacular scent and bright red blooms! Order your very own today at Nature Hills Nursery while they are still available! We will ship based on the correct planting time for your area.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Single Red Freesia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 1-11 Annually (perennial in zones 8-10)
Growing Zones 1-11 Annually (perennial in zones 8-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Freesia corymbosa 'Single Red'
Type Annual
Mature Height 15 - 20 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant Yes