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Q.Is My Perennial Freesia Dead?

Zone Zone 7 | Anonymous added on July 11, 2022 | Answered

I purchased this plant end of May and it had beautiful white flowers. Almost immediately, they all turned brown and died. There has been a few other blooms by they all turned brown and died. Can it be saved?

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GKH_Susan
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 19, 2022

The soil must be kept moist during bloom periods, then the foliage should be allowed to die back. You will need to dig and store your corms before winter. Check your growing conditions with these:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/freesia/caring-for-freesias-in-gardens.htm

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/GARDEN/FLOWERS/freesa.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/flower-bulb-shelf-life.htm

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