Why not take some inspiration from RHS Chelsea Flower Show, get into the gardening spirit and grow your own Heathcote & Ivory scents in your garden?

This grow your own article celebrates our Freesia & Wild Strawberry collection. Freesias' captivating, sweetly scented blooms and array of beautiful, ornate colours make a sensational addition to your garden - one of the reasons they're the inspiration behind one of our favourite ranges.

How to Grow Freesias - Freesia and Wild Strawberry

How to Grow Freesias…

  • Freesia bulbs can be planted into the ground or in pots from April to July and should flower in summer and autumn.
  • Pots should be around 13cm in depth.
  • Plant around 7 bulbs per pot (select bulbs that are large and firm for the best results), pointed end upwards, 1-2 inch deep, covering firmly.
  • Use a rich or multipurpose compost with added 1/3 grit for good drainage.
  • Water regularly to keep damp (but not wet) and keep shaded in a cold greenhouse or conservatory to establish a firm rooting system.
  • Once growth has started, place in a sunny window or put into full sunlight outside and keep watering.
  • The plants will grow for approximately 12 weeks before blooming. When the buds show colour, you can bring them indoors.
  • Freesias need support to keep upright as they grow - wooden garden canes can be used. Stake freesias when they reach a height of 6 to 8 inches.

How to Grow Freesias

Enjoy these beautiful flowers in your garden and in your home with the Freesia & Wild Strawberry collection. Get growing!